Thematic Session at 2014 UN Climate Summit

Outline
  • Expected start date:
    2014•07•01
    Expected end date:
    2014•09•23
    Institute:
    UNU-CPR
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Anthony Yazaki

    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.

    Specifically, UNU-CPR will host a thematic session on “The Economic Case for Climate Action”, which will bring attention to the fact that the economic benefits of taking action on climate change are likely to outweigh the costs of inaction.