Friday, Oct 15: Leading Climate Scientist Explains the Latest Warnings from the IPCC — TUED Global Forum, in preparation for COP26 in Glasgow
October 6, 2021
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Dr Natassa Romanou, a research oceanographer and reviewer of the latest IPCC report interprets the findings for unions and others.

On Friday, October 15, 2021, 08:00-09:30 Eastern US time, TUED will convene its latest Global Forum, in preparation for COP26 in Glasgow. Find your local time here.

Please register for this event here. Interpretation will be available for English, French and Spanish.

As unions and their allies look towards COP26 in Glasgow in early November, the latest report from the UN-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — released in August as the first part of the IPCC's full "Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) — raised the alarm that global warming will accelerate over the coming decade at a pace unparalleled in human history, all but ensuring an increase beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The IPCC's report was released during a summer (for the global North) that was marked by extreme weather events, unprecedented in their frequency and severity. If economies and communities across the globe are already reeling at just a 1.1°C increase, then what will 1.5°C mean? And what does the report mean in terms of defining a global response?

This TUED Global Forum will focus on the main findings of the report. We will hear from Dr. Natassa Romanou, who served as a reviewer of the report. A research oceanographer at Columbia University, Dr. Romanou also co-authored the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment 2018, which examined the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States.

This TUED Global Forum is being organized in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung's New York Office, as the first of three COP26 briefings for trade union activists and others. Stay tuned for the next two sessions in this series:

  • Wednesday, October 27: Overview of the "Conference of the Parties" ("COP") process, taking a closer look at the main issues in play this year, and what a trade union / left intervention could look like.
  • Thursday, November 18: A recap of COP26 to discuss possible further interventions.

We hope you will join us. You can register here.

In solidarity,
The TUED team

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