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Dialogue Forum 5 (Year 2) “From Paris to Glasgow, the Climate Turning Point?”
9 November, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched the first part of its periodical Sixth Assessment Report or AR6 to assess the state of the world’s climate. The UN’s top post, Antonio Guterres, called it, “a code red for humanity”. Besides stark and stunning sets of information that wake people up to the climate reality and its impacts that could last for centuries, the report has also painted a shocking picture on the rising temperature, pointing that if nothing is done the world could pass the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold in the next 20 years!
According to the UNFCCC’s latest report on the voluntary cuts on GHGs known as Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs, the world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7C by the end of this century. To limit the rise to 1.5C, a 45 per cent cut in emissions is needed by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050. The commitments by countries to date, the organisation noted, imply an increase of 16 per cent in GHG emissions, on a contrary. Other sticking points concern adaptation and financing, under which $ 100 billion a year for “climate action” in developing countries is needed, as well as funding for adaptation to at least 50 per cent of total public climate finance expenditure.
The adaptation costs in the developing world are estimated at around $ 70 billion a year, and they could rise as much as $ 300 billion by 2030. Countries are now negotiating at the ongoing UN Climate Conference or COP26 in Glasgow, the UK. It remains to be seen what the final deal out of the Conference would be like as well as its implications for countries for years to come.
The Dialogue Forum, which opens a space for such critical discussion, therefore, would cordially like to invite you to explore climate negotiations that can make or break the deal at the Dialogue Forum 5: From Paris to Glasgow, the Climate Turning Point? on 9 November 2021 at 12.15 – 2.30 pm via Zoom (the speakers to be announced soon). The event will be in Thai with interpretation provided via Zoom. This will be followed with Dialogue Forum 6: From Paris to Glasgow, COP 26 and Implications on Thailand’s Climate Policies, on 2 December 2021.
*Please register and confirm your Zoom participation ahead of the event. You can also watch the event live via FB Live@ FB Page: Decode, Bangkok Tribune News, SEA Junction, Thai SEJ (ชมรมนักข่าวสิ่งแวดล้อม)
- Thai Society of Environmental Journalists
- Bangkok Tribune News Agency
Supported by: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office)
SEA Junction, established under the Thai non-profit organization Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies (ForSEA), aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions, from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium), SEA Junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org, join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/1693058870976440/ and follow us on twitter and Instagram @seajunction
Bangkok Tribune News
Bangkok Tribune is the indie and in-depth online news agency to “explain” and “inspire” people with constructive news reports on development and environmental policies in Thailand and the Mekong region, critical to public decisions, thus truly serving the public interest. For more info, see https://bkktribune.com/.
Thai Society of Environmental Journalists
Thai Society of Environmental Journalists (Thai SEJ) is an association of news reporting individuals who strive to report on environmental issues and the impact of climate change both in Thailand and overseas. For more information, see https://greennews.agency/.
Decode is an online media for citizens of the future who want to see change and become part of the society’s solution. It presents carefully crafted issues with attention to conversations, truth and challenging questions in order to pass on the inspiration for collective social action. For more information, see https://decode.plus/.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is a foundation from Germany. Our activities in Thailand aim at strengthening the parliamentary system, economic and social stability, the civil society’s decision-making role as well as promoting rule of law, peaceful conflict resolution, and political participation of the people. For more information, see https://www.kas.de/en/web/thailand.