Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
30 June, 2019 to 01 July, 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Secretary General Stocktaking Meeting

The United Arab Emirates hosted a stocktaking meeting in Abu Dhabi from 30 June to 1 July, 2019 in preparation for the UN Climate Action Summit in September, 2019.

As part of a broader set of events leading to the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 25), and in preparation of the Climate Action Summit, nine areas of work were outlined and assigned to coalitions of governments:

  • Increasing Mitigation Ambition (Japan and Chile);
  • Energy Transition (Denmark);
  • Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action (Kenya and Turkey);
  • Industry Transition (India);
  • Resilience and Adaptation (UK);
  • Nature-based Solutions (China);
  • Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing (France and Jamaica);
  • Social and Political Drivers (Peru); and
  • Public Mobilisation (Marshall Islands).

The topics are described further on the Summit's webpage.

Governments formed groupings with fellow governments and members of civil society. According to an Information Note issued in December 2018, the “facilitators” were appointed to ensure the development of transformative outcomes, and worked in coalitions until September, 2019 to deliver “the most impactful outcomes” at the Summit.

The stocktaking meeting in Abu Dhabi served to review the reports of the nine coalitions of governments in order to identify the actions and partnerships that could be presented at the Climate Action Summit. The aim was to come up with actions meaningful to different sectors, and to countries at different levels of development.

 

[This information was taken from sdg.iisd.org.]