Ban Ki-moon, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, has urged leaders set to attend President Biden’s virtual climate summit this week to “leave no one behind”. In 2015, Ban Ki-moon led the Paris agreement summit and currently urges leaders to take action.
It’s a big week for the climate. Leaders from around the world are meeting in Lima, Peru for the COP20, this year’s United Nations climate summit. While the meeting in and of itself isn’t groundbreaking—the UN has been hosting similar annual summits since 1992 with the goal of forging a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, this is the first year that the two largest emitters, the United States and China, are showing up with domestic emission reductions commitments in place.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 2014 /3BL Media/ – Over thirty carbon pricing champions were announced today in front of 400 global leaders from business, Government and civil society during a UN Private Sector Forum, held at UN Headquarters as part of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit.
BlackRock, CalPERS, PensionDanmark, Deutsche, South African GEPF, Australian CFSGAM, Cathay Financial Holdings among 347 investors urging heads of state to take strong action on climate change
September 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate change challenge, as well as develop plans to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels.
New York, August 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Heads of State and Government will join leaders from business and civil society to announce new commitments and practical actions to address climate change at a Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 September.