UN Climate Summit

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the Climate Summit to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors – to catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and mobilize political will for an ambitious global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.

The Climate Summit will be about action and solutions that are focused on accelerating progress in areas that can significantly contribute to reducing emissions and strengthening resilience – such as agriculture, cities, energy, financing, forests, pollutants, resilience and transportation.

The Summit is not part of the UNFCCC negotiating process. By promoting climate action, it aims to show that leaders across sectors and at all levels are taking action, thus expanding the reach of what is possible today, in 2015, and beyond.

8:00 – 8:30 Opening Ceremony General Assembly Hall

8:45 – 12:30 National Action & Ambition Announcements, Heads of State and Government

12:45 – 13:15 Joint conclusion of the morning National Action and Ambition Announcements General Assembly Hall

13:30 – 15:15 Private Sector Forum High-level Luncheon Delegates Dining Room

15:30 – 18:30
National Action & Ambition Announcements, Ministers Conference Rooms 1 & 2 Multilateral and Multi-stakeholder Action Announcements
General Assembly Hall
Finance 15:30 – 17:00
Energy 17:10 – 18:30
ECOSOC Chamber
Forests 15:30 – 16:10
Agriculture 16:30 – 17:20
Resilience 17:30 – 18:30
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Petroleum and Industry 15:30 – 16:20
Transport 16:30 – 17:20
Cities 17:30 – 18:30
Thematic Discussions
Conference Room 3
Climate Science 15:30 – 16:45
Voices from the Climate Front Lines 17:15 – 18:30
Conference Room 4
Climate, health and jobs 15:30 – 16:45
Economic Case for Action 17:15 – 18:30

18:45 – 19:15 Closing Ceremony General Assembly Hall

All proceedings will be broadcast live on http://webtv.un.org

There will be multiple press briefings throughout the day in room S-237. Additional stakeout locations will be available inside the premises.

UN social media accounts: http://www.un.org/social/

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