International Conference: Pathways to a sustainable economy: bridging the gap between Paris Agreement commitments and 2030 targets
The main outcome of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Conference of Parties – COP 21) was the Paris Agreement, which aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty. The Agreement commits the world’s nations to take mitigation actions that will limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.
For all countries, there is limited time to bridge the gap between promises to take further action in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and implementing the policies and programmes needed to ensure that the economy develops in a way that does not ‘cook the planet’.
This conference has been developed with the focus on identifying the solutions to the challenges facing governments, businesses and civil society from countries in the Asia-Pacific region in meeting mitigation targets.
Date:28 - 29 November 2016 Venue: Griffith University South Bank campus Sponsored by: Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (GCSE), Griffith Business School, in partnership with Griffith Climate Change Response Program.