Following the COP21 in Paris that led to the binding agreement to tackle climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech from the 7-18 November 2016.
More than 190 world governments will convene to begin preparations for the practical means and actions to implement the Paris Protocol, which sets out to limit global temperature rise below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.
The COP22 aims to specify in details the priorities set a last year in Paris, including adaptation, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building, and other challenges.
The Met Office plays a lead role in providing expert scientific policy-relevant advice to the UK Government to underpin the UK's climate negotiations. Our research alongside partners around the world also helps deliver science and services for a broad range of users across the globe.
This year we have produced a range of material that looks across some of the key areas of climate science that are important for future policy decisions.
This includes looking at:
- Met Office Hadley Centre – how does it support global decision-making?
- Carbon budgets – what are they and why are they important?
- Weather extremes – how are they changing as our world warms?
- Impacts of warming – how might heatwaves, floods, droughts, and ecosystems change?
- Indicators of change – how is our planet responding to the warming we’ve already seen?
- Pollution, climate change and human health – how are these issues connected?
- Climate change and Africa – how can we improve climate resilience across Africa?
- Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme – how does it deliver targeted climate services?
Met Office scientists will also be presenting some of the latest science alongside partners South South North at COP22. The focus for this side event is improving climate resilience in Africa to deal with the impacts associated with changing weather and climate variability and extremes. Everyone at COP22 is welcome to attend.
|COP22 Side Event|
|Title:||From science to services: Improving climate resilience in Africa|
|Date:||Thursday 17 November 2016|
|Location:||Mediterranean, Blue Zone|
If you can't attend our side event, watch it Live on 17 Nov 2016 at 16:45