Global Summit to take place in UK : The Global Summit on Climate and Development is to be hosted in the UK later this month as part of the road to COP26 that is to be held in Glasgow in November.
The most vulnerable countries will be the focus of the Summit as many developing nations face mulitple threats from COVID-19, economic shocks and rising temperatures.
Countries and partners will be brought together by the Climate and Development Ministerial to focus on how to work together on these specific issues and prevent them from getting alot worse, through mitigating the impact of debt relief, access to finance and climate change.
Some Small Island Developing States have been invited to join the event, alongside representatives from the G7. international institutions and major donor countries, the coutries most affected by the impacts of climate change from across Africa and Asia.
This event will be hosted by the UK and will be convened vitually on 31st March 2020 by co-chaired by COP26 President Designate Alok Sharma and Foreign Secretary.
“One of my top priorities as COP President is to champion global action for vulnerable countries on the frontline of climate change and the Climate and Development Ministerial is a key part of this approach.”said Mr Sharma
The Summit will show the outcome that help shape the agenda in other key international forums through to COP26 and beyond.
“The world’s poor are disproportionately affected by these issues but stand ready to meet this challenge. This process from the UK Government is critical for bringing together experts from all regions to co-design practical solutions with developing countries to deliver a step-change on climate and development this year.” added Andrew Norton, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development
Global Summit to take place in UK