NEW YORK, DECEMBER 7 – Five years to the day since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations, United Kingdom and France in partnership with Chile and Italy will co-convene the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 on December 12. The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, will address the meeting, along with the other co-convenors. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President of France Emmanuel Macron, the President of Chile Sebastián Piñera, COP26 President Alok Sharma, and dozens of other world leaders will present ambitious climate commitments.
Five years after the Paris Agreement
At COP21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015, parties to the UNFCCC reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. The Climate Ambition Summit will highlight the fast-growing coalition of countries, cities, regions, businesses and investors committing to net-zero emissions and boosting ambition in climate finance, and resilience and adaptation. The meeting is considered a major step on the road to the next UN Climate Conference, COP26, to be held next November in Glasgow. It will provide leaders with a global platform to showcase commitments to tackle climate change.
A platform for concrete near-term plans
Leading examples of countries producing concrete near-term plans and policies will be featured, highlighting the work ahead for other countries to deliver new Nationally Determined Contributions through 2021 in advance of COP26.
The event will also provide a global platform for voices from business, sub-national governments and civil society, including youth, indigenous and faith-based climate champions.
The summit will be live-streamed and on-demand video content will be available. Registration is not required for media and a full programme of speakers will be posted to the above website in advance. (@OnuItalia)