UN, UK to co-host climate summit in December

The United Nations and the UK will co-host a global climate summit on 12 December, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, the world organisation announced on Wednesday. “The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste. The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations," the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

The UK PM Boris Johnson and Guterres will co-host a landmark global event convening global leaders to rally much greater climate action and ambition, the UN statement said. National governments will be invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans at the summit, which would involve government leaders, as well as the private sector and civil society.

According to the UN, the summit is intended to increase momentum ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

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