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Climate Summit 2014 – Catalyzing Action
Climate Summit 2014 - Catalyzing Action
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Image: UN
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


September 23, 2014
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


UN Headquarters
New York, United States + Google Map


United Nations

The Secretary-General 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 legal agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.

The Climate Summit will be focused on actions and solutions by both national governments and groups of governments working together with a variety of actors from the private sector and civil society to accelerate progress in areas that go far to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience – in areas such as energy; short-lived climate pollutants; cities and transportation; sustainable agriculture and forestry; adaptation and disaster risk reduction; and climate finance and the economic drivers.



Time Programme
08.30 – 10.00 Opening Plenary (General Assembly Hall)
Remarks by the United Nations Secretary-General
Film and presentations from civil society
Remarks by selected Heads of State and Government and invited guest speakers
10.15 – 13.15 Plenary for Heads of state and Government in three parallel sessions
13.30 – 15.15 Private Sector Forum High-level Luncheon for Heads of State and Government,Chief Executive
Officers of the private sector and leaders of civil society hosted by the UN Secretary-General
and organized by Global Compact
15.30 – 18.00 Multilateral and Multi-stakeholder Action Announcements
Announcements by multilateral and multi-stakeholder coalitions on:

  • Agriculture
  • Cities
  • Climate financing
  • Climate Pollutants
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Forests
  • Resilience, Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Transportation
15.30 – 18.00 Thematic Sessions
Four, high-level policy and practice dialogues on:

  • Climate Science
  • Cities
  • The Economic Case for Climate Action
  • Co-benefits of Climate Action
  • Voices from the Climate Frontlines
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