11 March 2024

Event: Challenges and responses to climate change

On 14 March 2024 (18:00 - 20:00, Paris time), on the occasion of the Transitions Forum at the École normale supérieure - PSL, the Climate Overshoot Commission will host a panel discussion bringing together renowned experts to discuss the challenges and responses to climate overshoot.



Since the Paris Agreement in 2015, the international community has been committed to keeping global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, with an ambition to limit the increase to 1.5°C. However, the latest data from the World Meteorological Organization show that the global average temperature in 2023 was already 1.45 ± 0.12°C above pre-industrial levels. Climate overshoot is becoming an urgent reality, with serious consequences for the planet and its inhabitants.


Event objectives:

  • Share the Commission's recommendations for reducing the impacts of climate overshoot with the French and Francophone public.
  • Deepen understanding of the main impacts of climate overshoot on health, conflict, human mobility, food security and water availability.
  • Present the systemic changes needed in the global governance of climate change, emerging technological tools and innovative alliances to reduce the risks of climate overshoot.


With the participation of:

  • Pascal Lamy, Chair of the Climate Overshoot Commission
  • Laurence Tubiana, President and Executive Director of the European Climate Foundation
    Foundation (ECF)
  • Joseph Dellatte, Resident Expert - Climate, energy and environment at Institut
  • Lola Vallejo, Director of the climate program at the Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Marc Fleurbaey, Research Director at the CNRS, Professor at PSE, Associate Professor at the ENS (Moderator)


Practical information:

  • 14 March 2024 (18:00 - 20:00, Paris time)
  • Room Favard, 46 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris
  • Registration required at this link.