On 2 December, the UN Secretary-General will deliver a landmark speech on the state of the planet at Columbia University, setting the stage for dramatically scaled-up ambition on climate change over the coming year. While warning that current environmental and climate trends are dire, he will point to the many solutions already within reach. Given the urgency of confronting climate change, countries everywhere need to ramp up action. The time to act is now.
Starting at 8:45 EST (14:45 CET), check into State of the Planet or watch live as the Secretary-General outlines some of the ways we can heal our world and save our future.
Provisional report: State of the Global Climate 2020
In coordination with the United Nations in New York, WMO will release its provisional report on the State of the Global Climate 2020 at 9:00 EST (14:00 CET) 2 December, with data from January to October 2020.
WMO Secretary-General Prof Petteri Taalas will release the report at a press conference at 15:30 CET, which will be broadcast live on http://webtv.un.org/
WMO is preparing a package of digital assets and graphics to accompany the report and these will be available here. The press release will be made available at 14h00 CET in all official UN languages at MEDIA.
The release of the provisional statement supports a major policy speech by the UN Secretary-General on the state of the planet at Columbia University and comes on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.