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.

 

08 Nov 2022 to 18 Nov 2022
09:00 to 22:00
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt / Hybrid

UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances the global climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions in Africa. 

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13 Sep 2022 to 27 Sep 2022
09:00 to 17:00
New York, New York / Hybrid

77th Session of the UN General Assembly

The opening of the 77th session is followed by the high-level General Debate on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.

01 Sep 2022
09:00
Global

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change 2022

The final or synthesis report of IPCC’s sixth assessment cycle integrates contributions from the three Working Groups as well as from the Special Reports produced within the cycle - Global Warming of 1.5C; Climate Change and Land; and the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

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27 Jun 2022 to 01 Jul 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Lisbon, Portugal / Hybrid

UN Ocean Conference

Organized with support from the Governments of Portugal and Kenya, the Ocean Conference is a call for ocean action - urging global leaders and all relevant sectors to boost ambition, mobilize partnerships and increase investment in science-driven and innovative approaches to reverse the decline in ocean health.

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26 Jun 2022 to 30 Jun 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Katowice, Poland / Hybrid

World Urban Forum 11

Organized under the theme, Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future, the World Urban Forum is an opportunity to look at the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges and opportunities as well as how they can be better prepared to handle present and future shocks.

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05 Jun 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Worldwide
Nature and biodiversity

World Environment Day

Led by the UN Environment Programme and held annually since 1974, World Environment Day this year is devoted to #OnlyOneEarth, calling forcollective and transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

 

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02 Jun 2022 to 03 Jun 2022
21:00
Stockholm, Sweden
Climate action initiatives

Stockholm+50

Fifty years after the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, which for the first time made the environment a pressing global issue, the UN General Assembly is convening “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” to tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and waste, nature and biodiversity loss. 

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17 May 2022 to 19 May 2022
09:00 to 18:00
Kigali, Rwanda
Clean energy

Sustainable Energy for All Forum

The global gathering will bring people together to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains towards sustainable energy for all. It serves as a platform to broker new partnerships, spur investment, address challenges and drive action towards realizing SDG-7 and a global clean energy transition.

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09 May 2022 to 20 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

UN Conference on Desertification

Under the theme ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity', the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification aims to ensure that land continues to benefit present and future generations. It will bring together leaders from around the world to drive progress on the sustainable management of land, one of our most precious commodities. ​

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09 May 2022 to 13 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Hybrid
Nature and biodiversity

17th Session of the UN Forum on Forest

Forest ecosystems are critical for the health of our planet and the sustainable future of people everywhere. Billions of people depend on forests for subsistence, livelihood, employment, and income generation. The Forum on Forests presents a critical opportunity to highlight contributions of forests and their untapped potential in accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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02 May 2022 to 06 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Seoul, Republic of Korea / Hybrid

XV World Forestry Congress 2022

Taking place under the theme, Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests, the World Forestry Congress focuses on six sub-themes, including reversing forest loss, sustainable use of nature-based solutions and forest resources, and forest monitoring and data collection. 

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25 Apr 2022 to 08 May 2022
09:00 to 21:00
Kunming, China
Nature and biodiversity

UN Biodiversity Conference, Part Two

This second part of COP15 addresses remaining agenda items, including the finalization of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Read more.

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07 Apr 2022
09:00
Virtual
Just transition

World Health Day

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world are due to avoidable environmental causes. World Health Day 2022 will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.  

 

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06 Apr 2022
09:30
Virtual
Adaptation

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

How can sport help to incentivize action on climate change? What climate action can the sector take to contribute to a low-carbon economy? On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the United Nations will host a virtual event with experts and athletes to discuss the relationship between sport and climate.

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04 Apr 2022
10:00
Virtual

IPCC Report on Mitigation of Climate Change

This report, produced by IPCC’s Working Group III under its sixth assessment cycle, focuses on global and national efforts to mitigate the devastating and varying impacts of climate change, looking at innovation and solutions in energy and urban systems, and in sectors such as agriculture, forestry and land use, buildings, transport and industry.

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28 Mar 2022 to 31 Mar 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Hybrid

Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 (NEW DATE)

The first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week, organized by UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), focuses on regional climate action and collaborations needed to build climate-resilient economies and societies, and integrate climate action into pandemic recovery. 

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17 Mar 2022
09:00
New York, New York / Hybrid

Conference on Least Developed Countries (NEW DATE)

LDC5 is being held in two parts: The first at UNHQ in New York on 17 March 2022 at which adoption of the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA) will be considered. The second part in Doha from 5-9 March, 2023. Read more.

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03 Mar 2022 to 04 Mar 2022
09:00 to 21:00
Nairobi, Kenya
Clean energy, Just transition, Net zero

UNEP@50

UNEP celebrates 50 years of progress on core environmental issues like phasing out leaded fuel and preventing species extinctions. Read more.

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28 Feb 2022
09:00
Global

IPCC Climate Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The report, produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group II under its sixth assessment cycle, covers the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, observing their vulnerabilities, ability and limitations to adapt to climate change. 

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15 Jan 2022 to 22 Jan 2022
09:00 to 20:00
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Just transition

UN Hub at Expo 2020 Dubai

The UN Hub at Expo 2020 Dubai will host the Global Goals Week to feature a series of events focused on the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action. Look out for climate-related conversations during the week. On 22 January, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michael Haddad will lead a walk for climate action. Read more.

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