Stage B

Friday 10 November 2023


Climate Overshoot risks: building coherent and collaborative responses

Protecting the planet and the people 

The Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot (the ‘Climate Overshoot Commission’) is an independent group of eminent global leaders who recommends an integrated strategy to reduce risks should global warming goals be exceeded. While the primary means to combat climate change should remain the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, it has become necessary to explore additional approaches to reduce risks of overshoot, including greatly expanded and accelerated adaptation measures, removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and assessing the risks of cooling the planet by reflecting incoming sunlight.  This session reflects on the approaches explored by the Climate Overshoot Commission after its 14-month deliberations on whether and how these additional approaches could reduce the risks of a warming climate, and launched groundbreaking recommendations and a governance strategy in September 2023.

Arancha González Laya

Dean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris


Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe, World Resources Institute


Pascal Lamy

Vice President, Paris Peace Forum


Shirmai Chung

Member of the Youth Engagement Group, Climate Overshoot Commission


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11:45 12:30
Room 4
Maneuvering Towards Space Sustainability: Cooperative strategies for future safety and security
Protecting the planet and the people 
09:30 11:30
Stage A
Delivering on the Paris Pact for People and the Planet (by invitation only)
Protecting the planet and the people