UN Climate Summit 2019 — A Race We Can Win

Overview

To support the efforts to implement the Paris Agreement and to increase ambition on climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is bringing world leaders from Government, business, finance and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2019. Business leaders from all sectors are invited to accelerate ambition and demonstrate progress towards global climate and sustainable development action, and identify effective ways to contribute to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and SDG implementation. In this Academy session, UN experts will provide the latest information on the Summit and related events and activities, and on how business can participate. We will also hear from companies that are ramping up their actions to provide ambitious and meaningful contributions to the Summit.

 

By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn about:

  • Opportunities for companies to provide support and contribute to UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit alongside with sustainability leaders from business and finance worldwide
  • The roadmap towards the Climate Summit
  • Ways to mobilize and deepen Caring for Climate commitment areas towards the Summit, e.g. adaptation, carbon pricing, responsible policy engagement, and science based targets aligned with 1.5ºC and a new call for bolder, radical climate action to reverse global warming where companies adopt CO2 removal strategies towards sequestering more carbon than they emit.