United Nations Headquarters, 20 September 2021
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson held an informal, closed-door roundtable with a small but representative group of Heads of State and Government. The Informal Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action followed the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which signaled a “code red for humanity”. The roundtable addressed gaps in urgent actions on climate mitigation, finance and adaptation. It was a chance for national leaders to demonstrate solidarity and ambition to keep the world’s 1.5C temperature goal within reach. It sought to ensure that by the November climate talks in Glasgow, countries have resources to boost climate action and protect their people from climate impacts.
Read the Secretary-General's remarks to the media following the roundtable.