The Climate Action Summit held between 21st – 23rd September, 2019 at New York, USA brought together more than 65 Heads of State and Government as well as leaders of sub-national governments and the private sector. Various countries as well as the private sector announced steps and initiatives to address climate change, including achieving net zero global emissions by 2050. In the opening remark, UN – Secretary General António Guterres highlighted the need to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030. Additionally, he also called for increased acceleration of climate finance by implementing the commitment by developed countries to mobilize USD 100 billion annually for developing countries by 2020. The summit concluded with 77 countries, 10 regions and over 100 cities committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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