Panel Discussion 'Adaptation limits and prospects for people and ecosystems: findings from the IPCC (WGII) report’

The IPCC WG1 has already established that human-induced global warming has reached over 1C and is continuing to rise, demonstrating that climate change is not only a threat in the future, but also right now.

Now, the IPCC WG2 report extensively assesses the ‘widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damages to nature and people’ that we are seeing as a result.

How are people vulnerable to these changes, and how does this vary? How well/poorly are we adapting to current impacts, and are there limits to what we can adapt to? What might a simultaneously adaptive and mitigative development approach look like, and how fast is the window closing for taking such an approach?

Join us as Oxford’s Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin School host a panel of IPCC authors to address those questions, and more. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest information that will form the foundation of development over the coming years, directly from those most closely involved in synthesising the global understanding of the problems we face.


Dr Lisa Schipper, Environmental Social Science Research Fellow, Environmental Change Institute
Dr Nicola Stevens, Trapnell Fellow for African Environments, Environmental Change Institute
Dr Constance McDermott, Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change, Environmental Change Institute


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