The Climate Summit will be a different kind of Summit. It will provide a platform for catalyzing commitments to climate action by leaders of government, business, finance, industry, and civil society. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited all leaders to announce bold commitments at the Summit on September 23, 2014 in New York.
The Summit will help also provide a groundswell of momentum for the next global climate agreement expected to be agreed in Paris in late 2015. Countries are seeking an agreement with targets for post-2020, yet many observers recognize that commitments to climate action are needed now to ensure the world transitions rapidly to a low carbon future. The September Climate Summit seeks to provide the platform to catalyze climate actions from all leaders across society.