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Special Event: Climate Summit

Tue 02 Apr 2019, 12.45 pm — Wed 03 Feb 2021, 1.15 pm
UN City Copenhagen

Background

To support efforts to implement the Paris Agreement and to increase ambition and climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will bring world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to the Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019. At this Special Event panelists will share the vision for the Climate Summit and discuss the actions needed and the opportunities available for raising ambition.

Welcome

Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs. Read Mr. Liu's speech >>>

Moderator:

Mr. Jarl Krausing, International Director, CONCITO

Panel
  • Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
  • Ms. Trine Rask Thygesen, State Secretary for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UN Environment

Biographies