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New Webinar Series: The Climate Emergency – Where Climate Meets Policy

October 06, 2021, New York

Ahead of the Glasgow Climate Summit (COP26) in November, Coalition for Rainforest Nations is offering a series of introductory webinars to provide a basic understanding about the climate emergency, the interplay between science and policy, and why the annual climate summit is so important for the world.

The series kicked off last month with, The Basics of Climate Science: Welcome to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Thelma Krug, senior expert at Coalition for Rainforest Nations and vice chair of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented on how the organization is structured, what it is responsible for, and how its global reports are produced.

If you would like to listen to the recorded webinar, please contact: Michael Mitchell at michael@cfrn.org

The second webinar in September, Emissions Trends: Anthropogenic and Natural Climate Drivers, was also presented by Thelma Krug who covered emission types, current emission levels and future trends, as well as the main drivers of emissions.

If you would like to listen to the recorded webinar, please contact: Michael Mitchell at michael@cfrn.org

For October, you can tune into four more webinars:

1. The Long Road to the Paris Agreement: Principles, Tools and Milestones.
Themes: What are the rules and who are the actors involved in multilateral climate change negotiations? What were the key milestones that led to the Paris Agreement, such as UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, and the Copenhagen Accord.
Date: Friday, October 1
Speaker: Leo Massai, senior expert on policy, Coalition for Rainforest Nations

2. The Paris Agreement: The Pros and Cons of the Global Climate Deal
Themes: What are the main elements of the new international treaty? What guides climate ambition? What are the key definitions and terminology used? How is the new climate regime shaped?
Date: Friday, October 8
Speaker: Leo Massai, senior expert on policy, Coalition for Rainforest Nations
The webinar is open to all. Anyone interested should contact: Michael Mitchell at michael@cfrn.org

3. Understanding the Paris Agreement through Science
Themes: What are the future greenhouse gas emissions trends? Which models are used to assess the science of climate? What are the scenarios behind these models, and how do they relate to the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature target?
Date: Friday, October 15
Speaker: Thelma Krug, senior expert, Coalition for Rainforest Nations and vice chair of the IPCC
The webinar is open to all. Anyone interested should contact: Michael Mitchell at michael@cfrn.org

4. COP26: The Road to Success
Themes: What major topics will be discussed at COP26? What needs to be agreed to ensure full implementation of the Paris Agreement?
Date: Friday, October 22
Speaker: Leo Massai, senior expert on policy, Coalition for Rainforest Nations.
The webinar is open to all. Anyone interested should contact: Michael Mitchell at michael@cfrn.org

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