Global Climate Action portal captures 28 new initiatives


The Global Climate Action portal has captured the 28 new initiatives that are being presented on Monday 23 September 2019 to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, at the Climate Action Summit. These have been developed specifically to drive an upsurge in cooperation that will bend emissions downward while building the resilience of those already being hit.

To view the initiatives in detail, please visit the dedicated webpage, which also brings together the announcements made at the Youth Summit on 21 September, as well as accompanying reports released in the lead-up to and during Monday’s main event.

As the official repository for the practical initiatives that were developed for the Summit, the Global Climate Action portal will remain engaged in the follow-up of the commitments made today, and will work to further scale-up and monitor the initiatives to achieve the promised objectives.

This work will begin in earnest at COP25 in Santiago, where an in-depth report will be published – analyzing the potential of these initiatives to support the goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.  Over time, the progress of these initiatives and their members will be tracked to build momentum towards 2020 – when countries are expected to submit enhanced national climate plans – and also ahead of the next global stock-take in 2023.

The initiatives already demonstrate that achieving the 1.5°C goal will require the mobilization of all actors across society – countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and other organizations – working collaboratively toward reducing emissions to essentially zero by mid-century. The immediate objective for the 28 initiatives, therefore, will be to significantly build their respective memberships in the coming years to address the scale of the climate emergency.

The initiatives are organized under the Summit’s nine Action Areas, which were identified and prioritized by the UN Secretary-General as a means of ensuring that actions announced at the Summit are as impactful as possible.

Over the last seven months, these Action Areas have been led by 19 countries and supported by many international organizations. They cover the spectrum of climate-related issues, including mitigation, politics and society, young people and the public, energy, infrastructure, industry, adaptation and resilience, nature-based solutions and climate finance.

Overall, the portal’s Summit page celebrates the public-private partnerships forged by governments and other leaders who are collectively paving the way to avert the climate crisis and safeguard a prosperous future for all.