Video of the Week: “The Road to COP28: Melting Ice, Rising Seas and Why 2°C is Too High” from UNGA Climate Week

Following the UN General Assembly and Climate Ambition Summit in New York, leaders from the Ambition on Melting Ice (AMI) high-level group organized an event making clear the need for urgent action to take 2°C off the table at COP28. Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth-Eide, Norway, and Julio Cordano, Director for Climate, Environment and Oceans, Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opened the event. Leading cryosphere scientists the provided an overview of the five major cryosphere dynamics: ice sheets, mountain glaciers and snow, polar oceans, permafrost and sea ice. Speakers included Dr. Robert DeConto, IPCC SROCC, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Dr. Twila Moon, NSIDC; Dr. Christina Schaedel, Woodwell Climate Research Center; and Mira Khadka, Carnegie Mellon University. The event concluded with statements from Ashok Adicéam, Deputy Envoy for Oceans, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, who announced that France would join AMI at its One Planet Polar Summit in November; Camila Zepeda, Director General of Global Affairs, Mexico; and Ambassador Kuban Kabaev, Kyrgyz Republic.

By Amy Imdieke, Global Outreach Director, and Pam Pearson, Director of ICCI.
Published Oct. 10, 2023      Updated Oct. 10, 2023 7:19 am