2019 UNSG Climate Action Summit: A Showcase of Ambition
The UN Climate Action Summit in New York City on September 23, 2019 will bring together leaders from government, civil society and the private sector to advance the goals of the international Paris Agreement on Climate Change. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a clear call to attendees: “I want to hear about how we are going to stop the increase in emissions by 2020, and dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero by mid-century.”
This page offers resources, research and expert commentary in advance of the landmark summit. For details and analysis of new climate action commitments in real-time, check out WRI’s Summit LiveBlog on September 23rd.
Jennifer Layke of WRI’s Energy Program explains how buildings are linked to climate change — and what countries must do to fix it. This video is part of a series spotlighting various climate-related challenges — and solutions — and how countries can better address them in their national climate plans.