Climate Ambition Summit 2020

Climate Ambition Summit

Event date: 
12 Dec 2020
Location: 
Virtual

A Surge in Ambition and Action

On 12 December, global climate leaders took a major stride towards a resilient, net-zero emissions future, presenting ambitious new commitments, urgent actions and concrete plans to confront the climate crisis. 75 leaders from all continents outlined new commitments, a clear signal that the Paris Agreement is working to steeply increase climate action and ambition. Read more.

 

Post-Summit, come back to UN Climate Action for a quick summary of who committed to what.

 

Who committed to what?

 

Governments coming soon

 

Private sector coming soon

 

Civil society coming soon

 

Why raise the ambition?

The last five years: hottest on record
Shifting to a green economy could yield a direct economic gain of $26 trillion through 2030
Healthy ecosystems can mitigate 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions
Adaptation gets short-changed in climate finance