Climate science following the Paris Agreement: what next? | University of Oxford

Climate science following the Paris Agreement: what next?

Speaker
Professor Stephen Belcher, Met Office Chief Scientist
Event date
Event time
16:00 - 17:00
Venue
Clarendon Laboratory
Department of Physics
20 Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PU
Venue details

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

This is a joint event between the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Climate Research Network.

The impacts of climate change are already evident both in the UK and worldwide, through changes in extreme weather, diminishing snow and ice and rising sea levels. The Paris Agreement in December 2015 marked a turning point in climate negotiations with 195 governments agreeing to take global action to tackle climate change.

As a result, the focus of climate science research at the Met Office has changed to reflect these changing drivers: moving from proving that climate change is happening to understanding the nature of the change. Robust, impartial and targeted climate science is needed to manage the risks of climate change, including developing strategies for lowering greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the changes to our climate which are unavoidable.