The United Kingdom, hosting the event for the first time, will put forward the President for the event who will take the role of leading the event successfully. The event is expected to be attended by over 30,000 delegates.
In a speech at the London Science Museum on the 4th February 2020, the Prime Minister (PM) announced the launch of the UN summit alongside declaring 2020 a “Year of Climate Action” in the UK. He emphasised the UK’s commitment to Net Zero Emissions by 2050 and stressed the need for every country to announce their own targets. The PM noted that the UK was the “first major economy to make that commitment” and commented that the UK has a responsibility to lead the way as it was the first country to industrialise.
Mr Johnson was joined on stage by Sir David Attenborough, who warned of the dangers of global warming and called for action “It’s up to us to put us to put before the nations of the world what needs to be done…now is the moment.”