Climate Summit

The Climate Summit 2014 (sometimes aussi Referred to as the Leader’s Climate Summit ) Was a meeting is climate change in New York on September 23, 2014. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon annoncé it in September 2013 and Invited leaders of gouvernements, the private sector, and civil society to take a concrete action towards a low-carbon world.

The Summit’s focus is on initiatives and actions rather than on negotiations between countries. It was seen on the path to closing the emissions gap and the necessary emission cuts for the 2 ° C scenario (with “continued efforts to” temperature increase to 1.5 ° C), and to a new legal is climate change agreement, to be approved by the COP21 in Paris in December 2015. one product of the Summit Was the New York Declaration on Forests .

Developments and Positions Prior to the Summit

After the COP19 in Warsaw , the Climate Summit was the next high-level gathering on climate change. Since the Kyoto Protocol ‘s second commitment period expires in 2020, the UNFCCC process to establish a new world contract on climate protection and emission reduction, which is to be drafted in 2014 at the COP20 in Lima and adopted in 2015 at the COP21 in Paris. The Climate Summit in September 2014 is not part of this negotiation, but is expected to serve as a kick-off for a year of intense activity in climate policy and an indicator on the countries’ ambitions to reduce emissions and support climate protection. With this in mind, a UN Secretary-General Ban invited leaders of governments, the private sector and civil society from all over the world to unite in action:

I challenge you to bring you to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale-up, cooperation and deliver concrete action that will close the issues gap and put on track for an ambitious legal agreement through the UNFCCC process.

-  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [1]

In December 2013, Secretary-General Ban appointed the President of Ghana, John Kufuor , and Jens Stoltenberg , to form Prime Minister of Norway, as special envoys on climate change, to assist in climate change and provide strategic advice. [2]

In preparation of the Climate Summit, on May 4 and 5 the Abu Dhabi Ascent Was Held in Abu Dhabi , UAE , as a rally in order to cross-link initiatives entre gouvernements, the private sector and civil society and to “generate momentum” for the Climate Summit. [3]

In July 2014, Ban Ki-moon appointed President of Ireland , and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights , Mary Robinson , special envoy for climate change to global leaders ahead of the Climate Summit an agreement in 2015. [4]

Location and participation

mal-schnell-die-welt-retten , Climate March in Berlin (21 September 2014)

The Climate Summit took place at UN Headquarters in New York City on September 23, 2014, one day ahead of the annual General Assembly Debate .

A major protest against climate change takes place outside the conference and on the world.


  1. Jump up^ Climate Summit 2014 ,; visited March 26, 2014.
  2. Jump up^ Secretary-General Special Envoys camp is climate change ,; visited March 19, 2014.
  3. Jump up^ United Arab Emirates to host a meeting of a chief’s climate summit ,; visited March 25, 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “Robinson to head United Nations effort on climate change” . Irish . Retrieved 13 July 2014 .

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