Join us for a presentation by the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Luis Alfonso De Alba, on the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit 2019 and how businesses can get involved.
2019 is a crucial year for climate action, requiring ramped-up ambition from all actors in society to enable the world to bend the emissions curve by the end of 2020 and to get on track to limit global warming to 1.5ºC. On 23 September 2019, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the UN Climate Action Summit, calling on Heads of State to come to New York with concrete, realistic plans towards a full transformation of their economies to achieve net-zero global emissions by 2050.
More and more businesses are making ambitious commitments and taking bold action on climate change, recognizing this action as a driver of innovation and competitiveness. The science is clear that current global ambition is insufficient, and businesses have a crucial role to play in achieving the transformative change needed to limit global warming to 1.5ºC both through their operations and by supporting more ambitious policies from Governments.
The UN Climate Action Summit team invites input and leadership from businesses in the planning of the event throughout the year, and is working with the UN Global Compact, the We Mean Business coalition, the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum to coordinate these efforts. Join us on 17 May to learn more about how business leaders can get involved in the lead-up to the Summit — and beyond — in order to support ambitious political outcomes towards a just, resilient and zero-carbon future.
- Ambassador Luis Alfonso De Alba, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
- Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact
- Paul Polman, SDG Advocate, Chair of the B Team, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Vice Chair of the UN Global Compact Board and member of the International Business Council of World Economic Forum (WEF)
- Jen Austin, Policy Director, WMB