Informal Thematic Debate
Climate Change as a Global Challenge

31 July - 1 August 2007
Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations


A printable PDF version of the Programme is available here.

Tuesday 31 July

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Opening Statement by the President of the General Assembly
Statement by the Secretary-General of the United Nations

10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Panel 1 - Climate Change: the Science, the Impact and the Adaptation Imperative

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel 2 - Mitigation Strategies in the context of Sustainable Development

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Concluding Address: Jeff Sachs (Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University)

Special Guests

Wednesday 1 August

10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Informal meeting of the Plenary. Member States are invited to make statements about their ‘National strategies and international commitments to address climate change’.