Climate Ambition Summit


The United Nations, United Kingdom and France are proud to co-convene the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy on 12 December, exactly five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. 

The Summit is a major step on the road to the next UN Climate Conference, COP26, which will be hosted by the UK next November in Glasgow. It will provide leaders with a global platform to showcase commitments to tackle climate change. The Summit will highlight the fast-growing coalition of countries, cities, regions, businesses and investors committing to net-zero emissions and boosting ambition in climate finance, and resilience and adaptation.

It will feature leading examples of countries producing concrete near-term plans and policies to deliver on their longer-term climate ambition, highlighting the work ahead for other countries to deliver new Nationally Determined Contributions through 2021 in advance of COP26. The Summit will feature speeches from co-convenors UN Secretary-General António Guterres, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte and President of Chile Sebastián Piñera, COP26 President Alok Sharma, and dozens of other world leaders who will present ambitious climate commitments.

The event will also provide a global platform for voices from business, sub-national governments and civil society, including youth, indigenous and faith-based climate champions. The summit will also be live-streamed and on-demand video content will be available.  Registration is not required for media and a full programme of speakers will be posted to the above website in advance.