23 Feb 2021
08:30
Virtual
Nature and biodiversity

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
Paris Agreement

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
23 Sep 2019
08:00
New York, US

2019 Climate Action Summit

The central purpose of the 2019 Climate Action Summit, hosted by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, is to boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement.

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Wind Turbines