New investments in climate action from UN agencies, governments and businesses, plus initiatives to increase support for Africa, Caribbean, small island states and more were announced at the Paris event.
“The need for urgency is obvious,” said COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, at the opening of the conference.
The heads of the UN's agencies for development, climate change and disaster risk say recent hurricanes are a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.
The UNFCCC says it "stands ready to engage in dialogue with the United States government regarding the implications of this announcement."
This is a moment to celebrate. It is also a moment to look ahead with sober assessment and renewed will over the task ahead.
"We pledge to continue to strive towards becoming greenhouse gas emission-neutral by the mid-21st century," said the FIFA Secretary-General.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura and UN Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development David Nabarro will discuss the role sport plays in international climate action.