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Press Materials

Press releases from the United Nations about Climate Change and the Climate Action Summit 2019.

Press Release

Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets in effort to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C

13 June 2019

A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.


Briefing on Private Sector Participation in the UN Climate Summit

17 May 2019

On 17 May, the UN Global Compact Academy hosted a special briefing on how business leaders can get involved in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit 2019 — and beyond — in order to support ambitious political outcomes towards a just, resilient and zero-carbon future.

Press Release

Details for Latin America & Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Climate Weeks Announced

23 April 2019

Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar have been confirmed today: Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will be held from 2 to 6 September in Bangkok, Thailand.

Information Note

Information Note on the 2019 Climate Action Summit of the Secretary-General

20 March 2019

On 23 September 2019, the Secretary-General of the United Nations will host the Climate Action Summit in New York with the objective of boosting ambition and rapidly accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement. The Secretary-General aims to demonstrate a leap in collective national political ambition and massive low-emission movements in the real economy.