2017 News

ATCM XL SCAR Lecture: What does the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement mean for Antarctica? by Tim Naish

2017 SCAR Lecture ATCM NaishAt the recent Antarctic Treaty Meeting in Beijing China, Dr. Tim Naish gave the SCAR Lecture. He summarized what the world agreed to in Paris, then briefly examined the relationship between the Antarctic Treaty System SCAR and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He moved on to talk about the consequences for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean of 2°C of global warming based on the latest international science, much of which has been conducted under the auspices of SCAR’s strategic research programmes.

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Dr. Tim Naish’s presentation entitled, "What does the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement mean for Antarctica?" given at the ATCM XL, Beijing, China, 2017, accompanied by the text of the speech and the ATCM XL Background paper BP020: The SCAR Lecture: What does the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement mean for Antarctica?