• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Prof Piers Forster (Leeds University)

    The UN Conference on Climate Change is underway in Paris. Will the nations of the world agree plans on carbon emissions designed to limit temperature rise to 2C? Last month the UK Met Office announced that temperatures have already risen above pre-industrial levels by over 1C. Some scientists fear that rises of 4C or more are inevitable. Other voices suggest that a rise of 2C would be good for us.

    What is the Paris conference really about, and what can it realistically achieve?

    What does the conference mean for us in the UK?

    What does it mean for you individually?

    Piers Forster is Professor of Physical Climate Change at Leeds University. He has been an adviser to the government, and was a Lead Author of the IPCC's 2014 report on the progress of climate change and the options for adaptation.