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UNECE at the Climate Action Summit

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When political leaders from around the world gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019, the UNECE region will be at the forefront of global efforts, with ambitious, concrete plans expected to be announced by UNECE member States. UNECE will launch the Trees in Cities Challenge – a tree-planting campaign in partnership with Mayors to promote urban climate action. UNECE will also present a new strategy supporting countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia to green their landscapes and infrastructure, and launch “ECCA30”, a forest landscape restoration initiative aiming to bring 30 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia into restoration by 2030, together with  FAO, IUCN, the World Bank and the World Resources Institute.

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