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Friday, 18 October 2019
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Organizer: CSE Description: The IPCC’s Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above has come out with a dire prognosis: the world must limit warming to 1.5°C to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change. But limiting warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and deep emissions reductions in all sectors. The building sector, which is responsible for one-third of global energy consumption, must reduce emissions by 80–90% by 2050. Decarbonisation of the energy systems and reduction in energy demand will have to go hand in hand. The cooling sector, which is growing rapidly, will have a major role to play in reducing emissions from buildings.