High Level Meeting Caring for Climate

  • Overview


    Read more about COP 25 in Lise Kingo's Executive Update here.

    The UN Global Compact together with UN Environment and UNFCCC secretariat will convene the seventh annual High-Level Meeting on Climate Change at COP 25/CMP 15 inviting senior executives of business, industry, finance, civil society, the United Nations and Government to ramp up corporate action. This year the gathering will build on the political momentum of the UN Climate Action Summit and draw on the achievements thus far of the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C – Our Only Future” campaign and the “UN Asset-owner Alliance”. The meeting serves as a high-level stakeholder consultation – with a focus on private sector engagement – to inform and articulate the role business and investors can play as a springboard to 2020 and the decade of action. It will help identify key levers of action necessary to dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero and resilient development by mid-century, by giving an outlook on 2020 priorities accelerating local climate action to help increase corporate support for enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The meeting is by invitation only.


    Participant Criteria

    The High-level meeting of Caring for Climate is by invitation only and is open to CEOs and select C-suite representatives of actively engaged companies and organizations on climate action, with a long-standing working relationship with the UN. Representatives from other stakeholder groups, including investors, civil society and labour organizations, business associations, academic institutions, Government and the United Nations, will be invited by the UN Global Compact directly. 

    For those meeting the criteria, please submit your invitation request by e-mailing: caring4climate@unglobalcompact.org

    We regret that we are unable to accommodate invitation requests from individuals who do not match the participant criteria outlined above. Due to the high-level nature of the event, we can only grant admission to the highest level representative from each organization that meet the above mentioned criteria.  



    Business Ambition for 1.5C

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    Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science Based Target initiative's progress in driving ambitious climate action

    A new report published on 4 December 2019 by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) reveals that by meeting their targets, these 285 companies will reduce their emissions by 265 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, approximately equivalent to shutting down 68 coal-fired power plants. This represents a 35% reduction in companies’ emissions compared to their base year emissions.

    The report “Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science Based Target initiative’s progress in driving ambitious climate action,” is the first-ever assessment of the initiative’s impact since its launch in 2015.

    Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science Based Target initiative’s progress in driving ambitious climate action [PDF]