Climate change and air pollution are both critical environmental issues that are already affecting humanity. In 2016, the World Health Organization attributed 4.2 million deaths worldwide every year to ambient (outdoor) air pollution. Meanwhile, climate change impacts water resources, food production, human health, extreme events, coastal erosion, wildfires, and many other phenomena.
The Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC assesses the knowledge on the physical science basis behind climate change since 1990. Its 6th Assessment Report, released this summer, relies on the analysis of more than 14,000 scientific papers and involved hundreds of authors from all over the world. A chapter is dedicated to chemical compounds with short lifetimes acting on climate. These compounds are also of interest for several other environmental issues such as stratospheric ozone hole recovery or adverse effect on human health and ecosystems. Dr. Sophie Szopa from the University Paris-Saclay will explain how climate change and air quality are intimately linked; what are the synergies and tradeoffs in options for improving air quality and limiting climate change, and how is this information distilled among the key messages of the summary for policymakers of the IPCC report.
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|Beginn:||02.12.2021 15:00 Uhr|
|Ende:||02.12.2021 16:30 Uhr|