Last Updated on March 10th 2020: After extensive deliberation and mindful of the need to balance the imperatives of public health with the urgency of our shared work on climate, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Investor Summit on Climate Risk convenings due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This includes the Investor Summit’s Dinner and Dialogue on March 23 and all planned sessions on March 24.
The summit co-hosts, the UN Foundation, Ceres, and the UN Office of Partnerships, have been following the public health guidance of the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and relevant national and local authorities closely. While we cannot predict exactly how the situation with the coronavirus will unfold, we do know that it continues to affect major cities and communities around the world, and the safety and well-being of our partners and participants is paramount. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this virus, and we believe that canceling the 2020 Investor Summit on Climate Risk is in the best interests of our partners, attendees, and staff.
That said, we are determined to keep this urgent and important work on track. To that end, we are developing a new digital program to deliver key elements of the Investor Summit that will be made available in the weeks and months to come. Please stay tuned for updates.
Please reach out to Emma Cronin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns. We look forward to sharing the details about new virtual ways we can engage with our participants.