Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018
© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Ken Opprann

Eleven years after Mr. Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and almost three years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued an alarming report on the risks of a global warming increase above 1.5°C. Released in October 2018, the report stressed the disastrous consequences of what a 2°C increase would mean compared to a 1.5°C increase. The deceptively small difference between these two temperature increases obscures a predicted 10 cm rise in sea levels, severe Arctic sea ice decrease, and a loss of 99% of the Earth’s coral reefs. With carbon emission levels on the rise, the IPCC warned that “rapid and far-reaching” action is needed in order to keep global warming levels at 1.5°C.




Keynote speaker: Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Panel: Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO; Professor Katharine Hayhoe, Director of Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University; Dr. Thina Margrethe Saltvedt, Head of the Sustainable Finance Division of Nordea Bank, Norway; Professor Ricarda Winkelmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Moderator: Bjørn Hallvard Samset, Research Director at CICERO, Center for Climate Research

Follow this link to watch the full event.