The 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2019 (full report) intends to take up the latest and most essential scientific findings published in an extraordinary year – the climate science year in review. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference’s Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa officially received “10 New Insights in Climate Science” as it is launched in Madrid, Spain. The document was jointly produced by Future Earth and the Earth League.
Climate change can be limited if a rapid and deep decarbonization is achieved. Technological innovation allone will not ensure this crucial transformation; the social dimension needs to be considered with the same emphasis. Ilona Otto, Jonathan Donges, Roger Cremades and Avit Bhowmik investigated how social tipping elements and mechanisms could contribute to the realization of the targets of the Paris Agreement.
The South Centre published a comprehensive overview of resources on climate finance. The collection provides, easy to access and in one place, the most important information on every listed product, so that decision makers and practitioners gain an idea of the landscape of International Climate Finance and multilateral financing mechanisms.
Earth League member Leena Srivastava assumed her new role as Deputy Director General for Science at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Before, she was a Vice Chancellor at the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, since 2012. The new member of IIASA’s leading team will ensure the excellence in research at this highly interdisciplinary institute also for the future.
3rd of July 2019
Climate Service Center Germany, Hamburg
On the 3rd of July 2019, the annual Earth League meeting took place at the
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) in Hamburg. Earth League
members, Earth Docs and invited guests gathered for a scientific symposium
entitled Towards a 1.5 °C world: Challenges and Solutions.
How can we realise the goals of the Paris Agreement? Led by this overarching question, participants discussed the status in research, technology and society in regard of a just transition towards a sustainable future for Humanity on a healthy Planet Earth. Talks and panel discussions covered aspects such as sustainable infrastructure, societal transformations towards sustainability, the Youth climate movement, and energy systems transformation.