COP28 Side Event
Wed. 6 December 2023
17:00 – 18:30 GST (GMT +4)
Hybrid, Al Hur Stage, Action Arena 1, Global Climate Action Area, COP28 Blue Zone, Dubai, UAE
The Walker Institute from the University of Reading joined the University of Exeter and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in a side event during COP28 in Dubai: Later Is Too Late: Tipping the Balance from Negative to Positive.
The Global Carbon Budget shows emissions rising and time running out to deliver the Paris Agreement. As global warming pushes humanity closer to dangerous tipping points, our only way out is rapid CO2 emissions cuts and triggering positive tipping points. Around the world, concerted efforts are activating positive social, economic, political and technological shifts that are driving progress towards cleaner energy and a safer future — faster than many realise. COP28 is a vital opportunity to harness exponential change and get us back on course. Because later is too late!
This climate action event brought together scientists, political leaders, civil society and non-state actors to take stock of signals of progress and shine a light on the actions needed to tip the balance towards positive change. The event will launch the Global Tipping Points Report, the most comprehensive analysis of negative and positive tipping points ever produced.
ROSALIND CORNFORTH – Walker Institute Director. Professor, University of Reading
JON CREYTS – CEO, RMI
PIERRE FRIEDLINGSTEIN – Professor, University of Exeter
KATHY JETNIL-KIJINER – Poet
TIM LENTON – Professor, University of Exeter
KELLY LEVIN – Co-Director, Systems Change Lab
ANDREW STEER – President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
NIGEL TOPPING – UN Climate Change High-Level Champion COP26
CHANGHUA WU – Fellow, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, China