Environment: Poland to Host Caring for Climate Meeting

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

The UN Global Compact together with UN Environment and UNFCCC secretariat will convene the annual High-Level Meeting of Caring for Climate at Katowice in Poland on Dec 10, 2018.

It will invite senior executives of business and finance, civil society, the UN and Governments to identify key levers of action necessary to accelerate low-carbon and resilient development.

The meeting serves as a high-level stakeholder consultation – with a focus on private sector engagement – to inform and articulate the ambitious role business can play in the lead up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in 2019.

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This gathering will help identify concrete actions, partnerships, and initiatives the private sector can undertake to mobilize greater ambition and stronger leadership to meet the well below 2C towards 1.5C trajectory.

A new report on climate ambition will be presented, providing business with a toolbox to augment corporate actions while enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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