The global slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic has not curbed rising levels of greenhouse gases, said the World Meteorological Organization in releasing its latest WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Carbon dioxide levels have pushed passed another record threshold, after rising in 2019 at a rate faster than the average for the last 10 years.
It’s the first global gathering of its kind on energy in 40 years. The High-level Dialogue on Energy, under the auspices of the General Assembly, presents a historic opportunity to put the production and use of energy on track to meet both the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement on climate change. Check here for more on the summit. And pick up a few fast facts about energy and climate.
A virtual event, the UN Food Systems Summit will bring together people from across the world – youth, food producers, indigenous peoples, civil society, researchers, business leaders and UN representatives – to mobilize behind transforming how we produce, consume and think about food.
Heads of State and Government will convene at the Security Council to debate how to prepare for climate risks that can hinder peace and drive conflict. Learn more about the session.