Oppressive heat, choking wildfires, record rainfalls and raging floods have gripped the world in recent months, taking lives, unraveling ecosystems and depleting energy and water supplies. This summer of unparalleled extremes comes ahead of a major UN report offering a global stocktake of climate action which will undoubtedly confirm that major emitters’ efforts are falling woefully short of what is needed.

Join us on September 13 at 9:30am EDT / 3:30pm CEST where climate experts will unpack the main findings from the United Nations’ synthesis report on climate action as well as outline concrete opportunities for how the Global Stocktake at the COP28 climate summit can serve as a springboard for bold steps to rapidly decarbonize economies, boost resilience and deliver much more financial support to accelerate the green transition.

This conversation will inform discussions heading into the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ Climate Ambition Summit which aims to advance “credible, serious and new climate action and nature-based solutions that will move the needle forward and respond to the urgency of the climate crisis.”


  • Edward Davey, Head, World Resources Institute, UK; Partnerships Director, Food and Land Use Coalition
  • Rachel Jetel, Co-Director, Systems Change Lab
  • Jamal Srouji, Associate, International Climate Initiative, WRI
  • Charra Tesfaye Terfassa, Senior Associate, E3G
  • Maria Laura Rojas Vallejo, Executive Director, Transforma
  • David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, WRI
  • Ulka Kelker, Director of Climate, WRI India (moderator)

The event will be hosted in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, French and Arabic.