IIASA experts are contributing to a range of discussions and activities during the UNFCC Bonn Climate Change Conference  and are hosting a side event focusing on how to accelerate the phase-down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to achieve a 1.5°C pathway.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Bonn Climate Change Conference has begun and is designed to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in November this year. Governments are meeting for the first time since the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow last November, at which the operational details of the Paris Agreement were finalized, ringing in the era of implementation of the agreement.

In Bonn, governments are focusing on work in the key areas of mitigation, adaptation, support to developing countries - particularly finance - and loss and damage. IIASA researchers are contributing to these discussions in a number of ways.

IIASA participation:

7 June

IIASA Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group Leader Reinhard Mechler delivered the presentation “Scene-setting – Context” at the UNFCCC 1st Glasgow Dialogue.

8 June

IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director Keywan Riahi and IIASA Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group Leader Shonali Pachauri spoke at Second meeting of the Structured Expert Dialogue of the second periodic review (Part II). They shared perspectives on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment (AR6) Working Group III Report and responded to questions raised in submissions by parties and observers.

Riahi and Pachauri participated in the Special Event of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the IPCC: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment report: Mitigation of Climate Change.

9 June

Riahi will present two posters: The importance of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) for reaching Paris Climate Goals: Current research activities and new insights and A harmonized scenario framework can help to align national climate policies with global goals. Pathways for Asia.

14 June (11:30-13:00 CEST)

IIASA side event: Accelerating HFC phase-down to achieve a 1.5°C pathway.

IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program researcher Pallav Purohit will deliver a presentation "Achieving Paris climate goals call for increasing ambition of the Kigali Amendment".

Among other speakers are representatives of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Ministry of Environment of Cambodia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam, UN Environment Programme. This event will take place at Room Berlin (World Convention Center in Bonn, Germany) and will be livestreamed on the UNFCCC Official YouTube Channel

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