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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.