What’s Missing from the Climate Change Mitigation Debate: A Deep Dive
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) provides a comprehensive and objective analysis of mitigation scenarios that limit global warming to 1.5 and 2.0 degrees, and reach net-zero GHG emissions by mid- to late-century. The AR6 report was an important foundation for other key reports (e.g., the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Global Stocktake (GST) report and the UN Environment Programme’s Emissions Gap Report), as well as the deliberations at COP28, the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference.
However, the full AR6 report contains information and findings that did not make it into the Summary for Policymakers (nor into GST or UNEP Reports) but carry important implications for the roles of nuclear power and carbon capture and storage. This seminar explores what was “missing” from the mitigation debate, and why.
Thursday, February 15 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996