Last week the UN 2014 Climate Summit was hosted in New York. The purpose of this meeting was “to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change”. Various marches all around the world were also organised to coincide with this summit to raise public and political awareness of the meeting.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon gave the closing summary speech which is available to read on the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) website. His summary includes details on various pledges by member states to cut emissions and to aid economical growth world wide. It’s worth a read if you have a chance.