Sunday, May 18, 2014

Event - Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action

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"I challenge you to bring to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale-up, cooperate and deliver concrete action that will close the emissions gap and put us on track for an ambitious legal agreement through the UNFCCC process.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The Climate Summit 2014 will take place on September 23. This is part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change ahead of the 2015 deadline for a globally binding climate treaty. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to Climate Summit 2014.

This Summit will be a different kind of Climate Summit. It is aimed at catalyzing action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalable and replicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy.

The Summit will come one year before countries aim to conclude a global climate agreement in 2015 through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Although the 2014 Climate Summit is not part of the negotiating process, countries have recognized the value of the Summit, including by welcoming the Secretary-General’s efforts in a Decision of the Doha climate conference in 2012.

By catalyzing action on climate change prior to the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in 2015, the
Secretary-General intends to build a solid foundation on which to anchor successful negotiations and sustained progress on the road to reducing emissions and strengthening adaptation strategies.

Click here for more information on the UN Climate Summit 2014 or here to see the call for submissions for the Big Data Climate Challenge.

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