UN to Host Some Climate Dialogues in June – Online

Declan Foraise

Online meeting set for June 1-10 will focus on technical issues and building momentum towards zero net emissions by 2050.

19 May 2020 |  Year-end climate talks have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some technical meetings are scheduled to take place online in October, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) yesterday announced that a series of scaled-down meetings will take place online from June 1 through 10.

Dubbed “June Momentum for Climate Change,” the series of online events will be overseen by the chairs of the two key subsidiary bodies – namely, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI).

A preliminary schedule posted here shows a series of mostly technical meetings, as well as the launch of the “Race to Zero” campaign which is designed to engage cities, regions, businesses and investors in the goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the very latest.

Declan Foraise is a retired forester who primarily covers land use issues in Europe and Latin America.

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