With the conclusion of the Global Stocktake, the climate negotiations in Dubai kickstarted preparations for the next round of national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, due by early 2025 ahead of COP30 in Belem, Brazil. These future climate plans – or NDCs – should incorporate ambitious sectoral measures, from scaling up renewables, transitioning away from oil and gas and shifting to fossil-free transport. Critically, the plans need to include targets that achieve deep emission cuts by 2035, the year by which the IPCC and the COP28 outcome say global emission levels need to be slashed by 60% to keep the 1.5 C goal within reach.

Current efforts are still far off the mark. Record-breaking temperatures and climate disasters affecting people around the globe reinforce the urgency for countries to step forward with bold climate plans, and for developing countries to gain access to the finance needed to adapt to increasingly severe climate impacts and transition to cleaner sources of energy.

Join us on Tuesday 20 February for a virtual high-level dialogue on how the next round of national climate commitments must offer a step change in our collective efforts to avert climate catastrophe. Prominent government leaders and experts will unpack the clear signals from the COP28 summit, crystalize the level of ambition that is needed by 2035 and describe the practical steps that countries can take now to prepare for tabling robust climate plans well ahead of the 2025 summit in Belem.


  • Ana Toni, National Secretary for Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Brazil
  • Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador, Denmark
  • Laura Cozzi, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency
  • Taryn Fransen, Director of Science, Research, and Data, Climate Program, World Resources Institute
  • David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute, World Resources Institute (moderator)


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