The Summit brought together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations to develop ambitious solutions in five areas:
- a global transition to renewable energy;
- sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities;
- sustainable agriculture and management of forests and oceans;
- resilience and adaptation to climate impacts;
- and alignment of public and private finance with a net zero economy.
UN Secretary-General Guterres had invited to the summit in order to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and to present groundbreaking initiatives for more climate protection.
The rules of the agreement will apply from 2020, when all states will be obliged to review their national climate protection contributions (NDCs) for the first time and increase them if possible.