Panel discussion on Climate Change and Glaciers

Jun 03, 202115:30 - 16:45Online

Indian School of Business and British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh are jointly organising a Panel discussion on ‘Climate Change and Glaciers’ on Thursday, June 03, 2021 from 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm (IST).

Climate Change is a defining issue of our time that is impacting all sectors and geographies. We are beginning to see the devastating impacts of a changing climate -  from shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels and glacial decline that increases the risk of catastrophic flooding downstream.  In 2015, in Paris, world leaders committed to a historic agreement to tackle climate change. They agreed to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 ℃ above pre-industrial levels. Further, they pursued efforts to limit the rising global temperature to 1.5 ℃.  The agreement changed the framework of climate action fundamentally by building the foundations for the cooperative agreement. One of the key impacts of the rise in global temperature is on retreating glaciers. In South Asia, the Himalayan Glaciers continue to decline to impact the water regimes of countries downstream and affecting around 1.3 billion people through the changes in the river system.

In the post-Paris agreement era, accelerating climate action is the biggest hope. The next CoP will be hosted by the UK in November this year to bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action. The key areas of discussion could include:

  • Understanding the level of decline in Himalayan glaciers and its impact downstream 
  • UK climate leadership & CoP 26
  • International collaboration- an imperative for dealing with Climate Change
  • Role of states and civil society in tackling the issue of climate change

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