The Summit will bring together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations to develop ambitious solutions in six areas: a global transition to renewable energy; sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities; sustainable agriculture and management of forests and oceans; resilience and adaptation to climate impacts; and alignment of public and private finance with a net zero economy.
Perhaps the most overarching insight from the IPCC report is that land use and climate stability are a delicate balancing act: Getting it right can reduce emissions while creating significant co-benefits; getting it wrong can fuel climate change while worsening food insecurity and environmental problems.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said: “The next two years offer a crucial window of opportunity for all nations – as well as non-State actors – to capitalize on our current framework, build on our existing momentum and make the changes we desperately need.”
The United Nations is encouraging governments to ratify as soon as they can the amendments relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. Ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol is a valuable part of the momentum for global climate action for the years leading up to 2020.
In September, world leaders gather at UN Headquarters in New York to signal how they will boost action to protect the planet and ensure the wellbeing of people, everywhere. Discussions and outcomes will seek to address climate change, accelerate progress on sustainable development and deliver results for people being left behind.
Bringing together leaders from governments, private sector, civil society and international organizations — stakeholders will engage in a series of crucial meetings aimed at securing healthy, peaceful and prosperous lives for all, through strong multilateral collaboration.