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September 23-29: UN Climate Action Summit
Date:
23rd September 2019
Description:
The UN Secretary General is hosting a summit devoted to climate change, with the aim of calling the world’s attention to the urgent need to implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris pact has been agreed to by every country–only the United States has said it intends to leave it. But countries have not made policies to meet its goals. Of the 197 countries in the agreement, only seven are on track to keep warming below 2 degrees celsius, and only two are on track to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius. Science tells us that every fraction of a degree in warming means more hunger, more sickness, more conflict. The UN Secretary General’s summit is a chance for the people of the world to rally around real, ambitious policies to solve this crisis. On 23 September, world leaders will gather in New York to attend the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Head Quarters. UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for countries to take significantly more ambitious action to address the climate crisis. Just ahead of the Summit, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to ask for the same in climate marches scheduled to take place in New York and 2,500 other locations around the world. Anyone can join the climate marches on September 20 and 27. Check for an event near where you live and stand alongside thousands of other people calling for urgent action to protect people and nature.

 

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