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
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
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
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
15 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 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.

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Volunteers at the Africa climate week
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
30 Sep 2020
09:45
New York, US

UN Biodiversity Summit

The Summit on Biodiversity at UN Headquarters in New York seeks to provide political direction and momentum to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

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Balok, Malaysia
24 Sep 2020
11:30
Virtual

High-Level Climate Change RoundTable

As world leaders gather for the 75th session of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General is convening a roundtable to showcase the most far-reaching climate actions they are taking.

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Wind farm
02 Sep 2020
18:15

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Frost on an open field at dawn with wind turbines in the background.
09 Jul 2020
12:00
Virtual

IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit

The year’s largest global gathering on energy and climate brought together ministers representing almost 80% of global energy consumption and carbon emissions. 

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A solar mini-grid system powers two rural towns and surrounding villages.
02 Dec 2019 to 13 Dec 2019
21:30
Madrid, Spain

COP 25 Madrid

The Madrid Climate Change Conference brought the world together to consider ways to strengthen the implementation of the Paris Agreement. 

 

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Madrid, Spain