The UN and Britain have announced that they will convene a global climate summit in December.
The meeting is scheduled for December 12.
The date of the December meeting is the same as the Paris Climate Agreement, signed five years ago, which aims to keep the average global temperature rise well below two degrees relative to pre-industrial times.
Just days before the UN and British announcements, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the UN that the world’s largest greenhouse gas producer would reach its peak in 2030 and the country would try to be carbon-free by 2060.
According to the BBC, world leaders are expected to announce new major emissions reduction targets at their December meeting. At the same time, the climate summit is reminiscent of the upcoming Glasgow climate summit, which was postponed from this year to November next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.