New Delhi, Jul 21: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world leaders to visit New York on 23 September this year with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
Rajiv Chandran, national information officer of the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan told UNI on Sunday.
According to him, the Summit will bring together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organisations to develop ambitious solutions in six areas: a global transition to renewable energy; sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities; sustainable agriculture and management of forests and oceans; resilience and adaptation to climate impacts; and alignment of public and private finance with a net zero economy.
In this connection, his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, Luis Alfonso de Alba, is visiting New Delhi next week, Chandran added.
The UN Secretary-General last year appointed De Alba as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit. In this capacity, he is to work closely with Robert C Orr, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Change; Peter Thomson, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Ocean; and Michael Bloomberg, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Climate Action. (UNI)