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UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Secretary-General Petteri Taalas World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will present the high-level, multi-agency United in Science 2020 report on 9 September at 1100 EDT (1500 GMT/1700 CEST).
Press room, UN headquarters in New York, with virtual linkup to WMO in Geneva. The event will be live-cast on webtv.un.org. Accredited UN journalists will also be able to join via Web-ex.
SUBJECT: Increasing climate change indicators and impacts
The report provides the latest information on greenhouse gas concentrations, the impact of COVID19 on emissions, and the emissions gap compared to the Paris Agreement targets. It gives details on the global climate 2016-2020 and projections for the forthcoming 5 years. It also considers the impact of climate change on the cryosphere, oceans and fresh water. It looks at how COVID-19 restrictions have affected the ability to monitor climate change.
The report, the second in a series, is coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization. It combines input from the Global Carbon Project, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UN Environment Programme, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the UK’s Met Office.
Copies of the report (English) and press release (official U.N. languages), along with high-resolution graphics will be released to journalists under embargo.
The embargo will be lifted at 0700 EDT (1100 GMT/1300 CEST).
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