The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture will be formally launched during the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit on 23 September.
25 September: CGIAR Development Dialogues (will be webcast live)
The 2014 Climate Summit is aimed at catalyzing action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalable and replicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy.
As such, The UN Secretary-General has invited leaders from Government, business, finance and civil society to come to the Climate Summit and make bold commitments to action in areas that are critical for keeping global temperature increases to less than two degrees Celsius. Agriculture is a priority area and the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture will be formally launched during the summit.
The Summit will come one year before countries aim to conclude a global climate agreement in 2015 through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Although the 2014 Climate Summit is not part of the negotiating process, countries have recognized the value of the Summit, including by welcoming the Secretary-General’s efforts in a Decision of the Doha climate conference in 2012.
The 2014 Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level to:
- catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and;
- mobilize political will for an ambitious global legal agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.
What type of announcements can we expect at the Summit?
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All sessions will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org