Earth Day 2020

We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption. The current crisis is an unprecedented wake-up call. We need to turn the recovery into a real opportunity to do things right for the future.

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COP26 postponed

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, will be set out in due course following further discussion with parties.

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State of the Global Climate

The tell-tale physical signs of climate change, such as increasing land and ocean heat, accelerating sea level rise and melting ice, contributed to making 2019 the second warmest year on record according to a new report compiled by a network led by the World Meteorological Organization. The report documents the increasing impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, human health, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems.

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The initiatives demonstrate that achieving the 1.5°C goal requires the mobilization of all actors across society – countries, regions, cities, companies, investors, and other organizations – working collaboratively towards reducing emissions to net zero by 2050. The initiatives are organized under the Summit’s nine Action Areas.



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The Madrid Climate Change Conference brings the world together to consider ways to strengthen the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Conference comes at a time when new data shows the climate emergency is getting worse every day and is impacting people’s lives everywhere, whether from extreme heat, air pollution, wildfires, intensified flooding or droughts.

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The central purpose of the 2019 Climate Action Summit, hosted by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, is to boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement, and to showcase countries’ concrete and realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020 and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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The UN’s Youth Climate Summit is a platform for young climate action leaders from more than 140 countries and territories to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

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Seizing the opportunity of the climate action momentum, the Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 will boost the region’s response to the current climate emergency, with discussions on energy transition, industry transition, infrastructure, cities and local action, resilience and adaptation, and nature-based solutions.

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