Climate Change 2015: Building Agreement Towards 2°C, Paris and Beyond


London, UK

Start Date:

Monday 26th October


09:30 on 26 Oct to 13:30 on 27 Oct 2015

Chatham House, London


With the deadline for a UN climate deal fast approaching, what are the prospects for limiting global warming to 2°C?


The US and China’s commitments to reduce carbon emissions give cause for optimism, but it is increasingly clear that national mitigation commitments will not together prevent dangerous anthropogenic climate change. The 19th Annual Chatham House Climate Change Conference will assess what steps must be taken to complete a deal and discuss the roles of non-state actors in building an effective international climate regime. Looking beyond Paris, it will consider the prospects for implementation and explore what mechanisms are needed to achieve long-term climate objectives.


In particular, the conference will consider questions including:

-How can different stakeholders ensure a positive outcome from Paris?

-What tools can help to assess key climate risks and establish global consensus on mitigation priorities?

-Can a long-term implementation goal provide the predictability that businesses need to invest in infrastructure and other assets with long-term horizons?

-What policies and new technologies can accelerate the decoupling of economic growth from use of resources?

-What are the challenges and opportunities of reducing the impact of the global food system on the climate?


The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.



Suggested hashtag: #CHclimate

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