Challenging Climate

24. Glen Peters and Linda Steg on the Paris Agreement, the feasibility and psychology of the 1.5ºC target

November 29, 2022 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 24
Challenging Climate
24. Glen Peters and Linda Steg on the Paris Agreement, the feasibility and psychology of the 1.5ºC target
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Our guests are Dr Glen Peters, the research director for the Climate Mitigation group at Center for International Climate Research (CICERO), and Dr Linda Steg, Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen.  

In light of the recent COP27 hosted in Sharm el Sheikh, we pose the question: is the 1.5 Celsius goal still alive? In this episode, we dissect this complex question from the model-driven approach of Peters’ research, as well as from the angle of societal and behavioural change — Steg’s expertise. Covering climate anxiety, venture capitalists and CDR, this episode’s got it all. 


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Introduction and background
What can, and must we do to limit warming to 1.5ºC?
What needs to be done to enable societal-level behavioural change?
If 1.5ºC is dead, why are we still striving for it?
It's always 5 minutes to midnight...
Optimism for the future
Is scaling up CDR actually feasible?
Final thoughts: best guess for 2030?