Climate Events

From showcasing climate action to taking ambition to the next level, climate events provide space for knowledge exchange and discussions to strengthen the Paris Agreement’s implementation.

 

31 Oct 2021 to 12 Nov 2021
09:00 to 21:00
Glasgow

COP26

The latest round of global climate talks will convene thousands of government delegates and people from civil society, business and the media to advance climate action. Learn more.

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28 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Glasgow

COY16

Youth will convene before COP26 at the Conference of Youth, the world’s largest and longest running youth event. It’s a chance to exchange ideas and take part in creating a youth statement to feed into government talks. Learn more

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26 Oct 2021
10:00 to 21:30
New York
Climate action initiatives

Delivering Climate Action – for People, for Planet & for Prosperity.

This high-level meeting of the General Assembly will focus on closing the gap between current and required technical and financial capacities to achieve the 1.5 degrees target. Learn more.

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14 Oct 2021 to 16 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Beijing

Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference

This global meet will take up transport-related solutions to achieve climate and sustainable development goals. Participants will come from governments, international organizations, businesses and civil society. Learn more 

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11 Oct 2021 to 24 Oct 2021
09:00
Kunming, China

Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15)

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will review progress and deliberate a post-2020 global biodiversity framework to build resilience and galvanize international cooperation amid growing environmental, health and development challenges. Find out more.

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A bridge in forests
30 Sep 2021 to 02 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:15
Milan, Italy

Pre-COP

Climate and energy ministers will hash out key political issues expected at the upcoming Glasgow climate talks, COP26. Representatives from about 40 States will attend, along with UN officials and civil society advocates.

 

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28 Sep 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Milan, Italy
Youth

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition

Almost 400 young people from 186 countries will meet in Milan to rev up the call for climate action. With weeks to go before COP26, they will highlight youth leadership and push for a climate conscious society. Tune in for in-depth debates, the day of cinema and the #Music4Climate concert featuring the world's largest rock band.

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27 Sep 2021 to 29 Sep 2021
09:00
Virtual

Regional Climate Week (Thematic Session): Africa

Hosted by Uganda, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The thematic session will mobilize whole-of-society engagement in climate action. Find out more

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Volunteers at the Africa climate week
24 Sep 2021
09:00
New York

High-level Dialogue on Energy

The High-level Dialogue on Energy in 2021 represents the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy held in Nairobi in 1981. Find out more

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24 Sep 2021
08:00
Virtual

SDG Action Zone, climate day

Join leaders, thinkers, activists and creators to push for climate solutions like the circular economy, the great energy transition, indigenous perspectives on planetary health and local actions that add up to global change. Find out more.

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23 Sep 2021
09:00
New York

Security Council Open Debate on Climate and Security

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.

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17 Sep 2021
10:00 to 11:15
Virtual

Deputy Secretary-General’s Virtual Youth Dialogue on Climate

Youth leaders will convene with the UN Deputy Chief to push for action on climate finance and adaptation. Find out more.

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19 Aug 2021
09:00
Global

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day will launch “The Human Race”, a campaign highlighting the human cost of the climate crisis. People globally will run, walk, swim, row or cycle to draw attention to people most vulnerable to climate impacts – and share their efforts on the Strava fitness app. Find out more.

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World Humanitarian Day
09 Aug 2021
09:00
Geneva

IPCC Report on the Physical Science of Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will provide the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, presenting the latest advances in climate science. Learn more.

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IPCC Report on the Physical Science of Climate Change
26 Jul 2021 to 28 Jul 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Rome (with Virtual Platform)

Food Systems Pre-Summit

The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September. It will bring together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Read more.

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UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Pre-Summit
08 Jul 2021 to 15 Jul 2021
09:30
Virtual

SDG Media Zone: Global Challenges, Local Solutions: SDG Action around the World

This year’s SDG Media Zone will showcase regional and local SDG action, taking the meaningful and inspiring conversations between community change-makers and experts into the global public discourse. Check out the programme, including the sessions on the race to net zero and clean energy.

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SDG Media Zone + at the UN High-level Political Forum, 6 to 16 July 2021
06 Jul 2021 to 09 Jul 2021
09:00
Virtual

Regional Climate Week (Thematic Session): Asia-Pacific

Hosted by Japan, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The thematic session will mobilize whole-of-society engagement in climate action, involving governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society. Find out more.

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Side Events and Action Hub at the Asia-Pacific climate week
06 Jul 2021 to 15 Jul 2021
08:00 to 17:00
In person and virtual

High-level Political Forum

The annual High-level Political Forum will review progress on the 2030 Agenda, focusing on a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19, and discussing several SDGs in detail, including Goal 13 on climate action. Find out more.

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High-level Political Forum
11 May 2021 to 13 May 2021
09:00
Virtual

Regional Climate Week (Thematic Session): Latin America and Caribbean

Hosted by the Dominican Republic, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The thematic session will mobilize whole-of-society engagement in climate action, involving governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society. Find out more.

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A music show by a local band
31 Mar 2021
12:00 to 15:00
Virtual

IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit

Top international energy and climate leaders from countries representing the vast majority of global GDP, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will join forces to accelerate the momentum behind clean energy and net-zero emissions in line with shared international goals. Find out more.

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