United Nations: "Protect People and Planet"

 
09/25/2020 - As the United Nations celebrate their 75th anniversary with a high-level week of the 75th General Assembly, they opened with a full day high-level meeting held under the banner “The Future We Want, the UN We Need” on 21 September. Global governance is a key topic and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) - and namely its Director Johan Rockström - has been involved on several levels. He particularly participates via video in a Heads of State event "Protect People and Planet" on 28 September.
United Nations: "Protect People and Planet"
United Nations Plaza in New York City (Photo: the blowup/Unsplash)

PIK director Johan Rockström contributed to a session “Why Global Climate Governance Matters for Business: the Paris Agreement and Beyond” for the Climate Governance Commission held on Monday. A Leaders Pledge for Nature will be presented on 28th September 2020 and ought to bring collective multi-stakeholder ambition and urgent actions to the first-ever UN Summit on Biodiversity. The event with a video message from Johan Rockström will be part of the Nature for Life Hub and will be livestreamed.

Apart from the current involvement in the UN75 activities, PIK research has of course been working on these questions for quite some time now, for example through projects like Shape wherein interactions between options to mitigate climate change and the broader agenda of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are investigated.

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