November 10, 2016

Trump election casts shadow over COP 22 climate change talks

The Financial Times writes on the implications of Trump's election of President of the United States of America. It mentions that "experts at Oxford university held a conference in September to consider the Paris agreement’s 1.5C goal. It writes that some delegates had a rather somber outlook, quoting Professor Richard Betts as saying that "the very first year at 1.5C could be in about 10 years time if we happen to get an extra warm year on top of the long-term warming trend, like we had with the recent El Niño event."

October 26, 2016

Mobilising the research community on 1.5 Degrees

In Nature Climate Change's October editorial, the ECI's 1.5 Degrees September conference was noted as an example of how "the research community is mobilizing to try to provide a solid scientific foundation for policy discussions around this ambitious aspiration."

October 04, 2016

Oceans, Negotiations And Boundaries: Why We Must Keep Global Warming To 1.5 Degrees

"Participants at Oxford University’s 1.5 Degrees conference in September agreed that it is hard to underestimate the negative consequences of warming above 1.5 degrees" Katja Garson writes for Huff Post.

September 21, 2016

Reuters: Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade: scientists

Laurie Goering of Thomson Reuters Foundation reports from the 1.5 Degrees conference:


"The planet is already two-thirds of the way to that lower and safer goal [of 1.5c]" she writes, "[and] the planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep declines in water availability, worsening land conflicts and deepening poverty."

Goering's article is published in The New York TimesDaily Mail, DNA India, Channel News Asia, and The Financial Express.

September 21, 2016

Guardian: Paris climate goal will be 'difficult if not impossible to hit'

Marlowe Hood (Agence France-Presse) reports from the 1.5 Degrees conference on the steep challenge that the Paris Agreement has set the world.


"Top scientists meeting in Oxford this week say they see few scenarios that would meet the Paris target to limit temperature rise to 1.5C," he writes.

September 21, 2016

Carbon Brief Highlights: Day two at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

Carbon Brief reports on the second and final full day of the 1.5 Degrees conference.


From Janos Pasztor and Pathways to 1.5C, to the new Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Achim Steiner, who gave an "optimistic" closing speech; Carbon Brief curate tweets, quotes and comment to sum up day two.

September 22, 2016

Simon Bullock sums up 1.5 Degrees on Storify

"A monster of a day: complex, daunting, inspiring, overwhelming - and often all in the same session."

Read Simon Bullocks summing up of the final day of the 1.5 Degrees conference which addressed the question of 'how we get to 1.5C'.

September 20, 2016

Carbon Brief Highlights: Day one at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

Carbon Brief rounds up the first day of the 1.5 Degrees Conference at Keble College, organised by the Environmental Change Institute. Featuring top tweets, quotes from keynote speakers, photos and more.

September 19, 2016

VIDEO: Laurence Tubiana on why the 1.5 Degrees Conference is important

"This conference in Oxford is very important for me" keynote speaker, Laurence Tubiana remarked at the 1.5 Degrees public launch on Tuesday evening.

Speaking to Carbon Brief, the French climate ambassador said that policy makers need to know if 1.5 C is just an aspiration, and know what pathways there are to acheive the climate target, agreed at COP-21 in Paris last December.

September 19, 2016

Carbon Brief gets ready to report from the 1.5 Degrees International Conference in Oxford

Ahead of the 1.5 Degrees International Conference, Carbon Brief journalist Roz Pidcock has been talking to climate scientists, economists and public health experts about how the spotlight on 1.5C has changed the way they work.

Is the scientific community rising to the challenge of the Paris Agreement or feeling the pressure, she asks.

Carbon Brief will be at 1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement. Watch out for videos and reports at

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