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.

 

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
06 Sep 2021 to 07 Sep 2021
09:00

Regional Climate Week (Ministerial Session): Asia-Pacific

Hosted by Japan, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The ministerial session may take place in person and will include interactions with civil society. Find out more.

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Side Events and Action Hub at the Asia-Pacific climate week
01 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, involving governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society. Find out more. (Date TBC)

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Volunteers at the Africa climate week
23 Aug 2021 to 25 Aug 2021
09:00

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

Hosted by the Dominican Republic, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The ministerial session may take place in person and will include interactions with civil society. Find out more.

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A music show by a local band
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 to 10 Aug 2021
09:00

Regional Climate Week (Ministerial Session): Africa

Hosted by Uganda, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The ministerial session may take place in person and will include interactions with civil society. Find out more.

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Volunteers at the Africa climate week
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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Harmful gas emissions
23 Feb 2021
08:30
Virtual

High-Level Open Debate on Climate Security

The Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: climate security” chaired by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The event will feature a special presentation by Sir David Attenborough. Tune in at 8:30 am EST on UN WebTV.

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Rohingya refugees make their way down a footpath during a heavy monsoon downpour in Kutupalong refugee settlement, Cox's Bazar district.
19 Feb 2021
15:00
Virtual

Welcoming back the United States

Save the date: On Friday, the UN Secretary-General will mark the US reentry into the Paris Agreement with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. More details. Watch live.

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris
25 Jan 2021 to 26 Jan 2021
12:00
Virtual

Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

Climate adaptation is essential, doable and plannable. Join the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, featuring 24 hours of online events, to define actions for the next decade. Learn more.

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Volunteers operate a warning system using flags and whistles to help residents prepare for abrupt weather changes that may cause floodings.
11 Jan 2021
15:45
Virtual

COP26 Virtual Roundtable on Clean Power Transition

The UN Secretary-General will join national leaders, investors and others to explore how countries in Africa and Europe can speed up the shift from coal to clean power. Talks will cover a just transition, green jobs and financing, among other issues. Watch live on UNTV at 15:45 GMT.

A solar farmer cleans a row of solar panels
11 Jan 2021
14:00
Hybrid

One Planet Summit for Biodiversity

The One Planet Summit for biodiversity will kick off on 11 January. Global leaders will mobilize commitments to protect ecosystems and make links to human health. Read more. Media advisory. See the Secretary-General’s speech.

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Tiger cubs in Mysore, India.
12 Dec 2020
14:00
Virtual

Climate Ambition Summit

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. Read more.

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Climate Ambition Summit 2020
02 Dec 2020
08:45 to 10:00
New York, US

“State of the Planet” Speech

The UN Secretary-General delivered a landmark speech on the state of the planet at Columbia University, looking at the climate emergency and biodiversity loss, and outlining the steps we need to take to reverse course and take positive action.

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State of the Planet