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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conference on Least Developed Countries (Postponed)
The Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) includes a high-level thematic roundtable on climate change to discuss the support that LDCs need to ensure sustainable economic growth that does not take place at the expense of their already fragile ecosystems and diminishing natural resources. Read more.
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.
Youth convene before COP26 at the Conference of Youth, the world’s largest and longest running youth event. It is a chance to exchange ideas and take part in creating a youth statement to feed into government talks. Learn more
Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
This global meet looks at transport-related solutions to achieve climate and sustainable development goals. Participants come from governments, international organizations, businesses and civil society. Learn more