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sb588 June 2023 – UNFCCC SB58 Side Event: Loss of Mountain Water Resources and Sea-level Rise: Why 2°C is Too High for 3.5 Billion

Thursday June 8, 11:45-13:00 CEST | Room Kaminzimmer, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany.

Click here to watch the livestream.

SCAR, ICCI and ICIMOD will host a side event at the UNFCCC World Climate Conference SB58 in Bonn, Germany.

As countries gather in Bonn, Germany to finalize the first evaluation of Paris climate agreement pledges – known as the Global Stocktake – scientists have joined an unusual new grouping of countries urging “2°C is too high” based on the most recent science of the world’s ice.

The 20-nation Ambition on Melting Ice (AMI) group, formed at COP27, includes not just polar and mountain regions (Iceland and Chile co-chair), but Liberia, Vanuatu and Senegal – all highly vulnerable to sea-level rise from melting glaciers and ice sheets. Together with leading scientists, these countries point to fresh research on global impacts from the world’s ice sheets, glaciers, and permafrost. It indicates the original Paris Agreement goal of 2°C is unacceptable. Even the lower 1.5°C limit could be too high. Speakers include negotiators from Chile, Iceland, Belize, Sweden, Bhutan, as well as ICIMOD and ICCI. See full program here.

UNFCCC Press Conference: Wednesday June 7, 12-12:30CEST | Nairobi Room 04, World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany.