The world is not on track to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement in 2015 of limiting average global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees and pursuing efforts for 1.5 degrees. 2020 is a critical moment, five years on from Paris to raise ambition.
Specifically, we will seek to push the highest possible ambition, through new or updated nationally determined contributions in advance of COP26; and commitments from countries, regions, businesses that set a course for net zero by 2050.
We will seek to drive ambitious action in areas with the highest potential for transformational change, building on areas of UK strength. Decisions on priority themes will be made in due course.