Global Leaders Convene for Climate Summit 2024

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In 2024, several pivotal global gatherings are slated to convene leaders from various sectors to address climate change and sustainability challenges. Among these, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit is set to take place on 24 September 2024 at The Nest Climate Campus at the Javits Center.

This summit, occurring during the UN General Assembly high-level week and alongside the 2024 Summit of the Future, will bring together business leaders, UN officials, government leaders, SDG stakeholders, and civil society professionals from across the globe.

The agenda focuses on raising the bar on sustainability and shaping the future of responsible business amid a challenging geopolitical landscape. The summit aims to highlight how businesses can become responsible advocates in times of converging crises, leveraging digital innovations, AI, and technology disruptions to address risks and shocks while maximizing opportunities for sustainable development​​.

Additionally, the National Academies Climate Crossroads Summit, scheduled for 16 and 17 July 2024, aims to harness knowledge and skills across science, engineering, and medicine to address climate challenges​​.

The 2024 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 29) will convene from 11 to 22 November 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan. This conference includes the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 29), the 19th meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 19), and the sixth meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 6).

The discussions will revolve around completing the first enhanced transparency framework and the new collective quantified goal on finance, among other matters. A series of high-level political convenings will be hosted to assess barriers to NDC development and enhance international cooperation to stimulate ambition in the next round of nationally determined contributions​​.

These summits and conferences represent a concerted global effort to tackle the pressing issues of climate change and sustainability, highlighting the critical importance of international cooperation and innovation in achieving these goals.

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