The Inter-parliamentary Conference on Climate Change in Helsinki brings together delegations to discuss the climate strategies and targets of the European Union and the action that should be taken.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) described in its report, Global Warming of 1.5 °C, why it is necessary and even vital to maintain the global temperature increase below 1.5 °C. It seems obvious that the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will not be enough to limit warming to 1.5 °C.
The Helsinki Climate Change Conference will focus on open political discussion on the need to increase the emission reduction targets of the EU from 40% to 55% by 2030, and thereby hopefully promote future European action.
Based on keynote introductions from European investors and representatives of the finance world, delegations are invited to discuss the feasibility of mitigation and adaptation options, and the enabling conditions for strengthening and implementing the systemic changes needed. Such systemic change could simultaneously form the basis for a new era of sustainable economic progress in Europe.