UN Secretary-General António Guterres is bringing world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to the UN Climate Summit on 23 September 2019. The Secretary-General is inviting all Heads of State and Government to attend the Summit, to present their progress to date and their future ambition. He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions that will reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience. All relevant stakeholders who demonstrate the highest level of ambition and action will be invited to to profile their efforts.
The Secretary-General said, “Only a significantly higher level of ambition will do. To that end, the Summit will focus on areas that go to the heart of the problem – the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience will make the biggest difference".
The Summit will mobilize political will to raise real ambition for the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. Front-runner countries, emboldened by non-state action at home and the unstoppable progress of renewable energy, can use this moment to come forward and announce their enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement.
This Summit is an opportunity for all leaders to recognize and embrace the 'need for speed' on climate action, and deliver the visionary leadership required to accelerate progress towards a net zero emissions economy by 2050.