Blockchain for Climate Team headed to UN Climate Action Summit
On 21-23 September 2019, the Secretary-General of the United Nations will host the Climate Action Summit in New York with the objective of boosting ambition and rapidly accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement. The Secretary-General aims to demonstrate a leap in collective national political ambition and massive low-emission movements in the real economy by:
1. Raising national ambition: Countries are asked to present concrete, realistic plans, compatible with the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero by 2050.
2. Prompting transformative changes needed to support the implementation of these plans in the areas of energy transition; infrastructure, cities and local action; industry transition; resilience and adaptation; nature-based solutions; climate finance and carbon pricing.
3. Generating political momentum through enhanced social and political drivers as well as youth and public engagement. This Summit will be action oriented. The deliverables and initiatives that will be showcased need to be implementable, scalable and replicable and have the potential to get us in line with the commitments of the Paris Agreement. Initiatives developed should also include a broad range of stakeholders, including private sector and civil society.
If you’ll be in NYC for the summit, or in general, please drop us a line and let us know so we can arrange a meet up.