Watch the webinar – the IPCC’s 1.5C Report: critical opportunities for social science to shape the future


What are the impacts of warming at 1.5°C? What would 1.5°C warming mean for responding to climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty? And what kind of social science research is needed to help answer these questions?

Webinar: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET

Join Ioan Fazey, Frank Geels, Bronwyn Hayward, Susi Moser, Petra Tschakert and other experts from the Transformations to Sustainability community for a webinar discussion on opportunities for social science in the forthcoming Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global warming 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.

This webinar was hosted by the International Social Science Council’s Transformations to Sustainability programme.

It included an overview of the latest thinking on the plans for the special report, including briefings on the key chapters with relevance for social sciences, and critical opportunities for social scientists to contribute to the report’s development. Topics covered included the impacts of 1.5 °C, emissions pathways consistent with 1.5 °C warming, the potential for response options (mitigation and adaptation), approaches to implementing these response options, and meeting the 1.5 °C challenge in the context of Sustainable Development Goals.

You can also find responses to the extra questions that we didn’t have time to address during the webinar over on our blog.

Presentations from the webinar are available to view on SlideShare:

The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report: Critical Opportunities for Social Science to Shape the Future – Susi Moser 

Reflections on IPCC process and ‘strengthened global response’ (chapter 4) – Frank Geels 

Experience of the IPCC: Ioan Fazey