Experts to discuss 'tipping points' alliance: register now

08/03/2022 - Registration will close soon for an expert meeting next month discussing catastrophic climate 'tipping points' – and the power of positive tipping points to avert the climate crisis. The meeting, from 12-14 September at the University of Exeter is intended as a call to action to build an alliance that can improve early warnings and accelerate positive change. It is convened by Exeter, Earth Commission, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, World Climate Research Programme and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Experts to discuss 'tipping points' alliance: register now
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The world faces a growing threat of climate tipping points – thresholds which, once crossed, could trigger irreversible changes such as the loss of the Amazon rainforest or the West Antarctic ice sheet. But positive tipping points offer hope, and the meeting will consider ways to trigger these across sectors, communities and countries.

Speakers at the meeting hosted by meeting will be hosted by Exeter's Global Systems Institute (GSI) will include Professors Ricarda Winkelmann and Johan Rockström, from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK); Kate Raworth, author of "Doughnut Economics"; Dr Laura Pereira, from the University of Witwatersrand; and Keywan Riahi, from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

"Attendees will have the opportunity to shape future research and positive action to address tipping points risks and opportunities," said Tim Lenton, Director of the GSI. Johan Rockström from PIK added: "The global tipping points conference comes at a critical juncture for humanity. We need a dramatic acceleration of progress, or we risk crossing irreversible tipping points."

The breakouts will work on opportunities for positive tipping points in finance, landscape restoration, food systems, finance, communications, behaviour change and on the role of social movements. Most of the meeting will take place in person, with a small number of talks live-streamed for virtual audiences.

Register here:

Early registration until 8 August.
Late registration until 21 August.


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