UN Secretary-General is Convening a Summit on Climate Change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening a Summit on Climate Change – on 22 September 2009 – to focus Heads of State and Government on the need for urgent action, and to mobilize the highest level political will needed to reach a fair, effective, and scientifically ambitious global climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.

The Summit aims to advance the negotiations, but is not a negotiating session itself. It provides a forum where leaders can discuss fundamental issues, find common ground and provide guidance to their negotiators. The main outcome of the Summit will be captured in a Chair’s Summary.

Contact: Dan Shepard, UN Department of Public Information, Tel.: (+1-212) 963-9495, E-mail: shepard@un.org

Contact for the Global Compact UN Leadership Forum: Matthias Stausberg, Spokesman, UN Global Compact, Tel.: (+1-917) 367-3423,
E-Mail: stausberf@un.org

Further information: www.un.org/climatechange/2009summit