The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and its Co-chairs are deeply committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and climate action. The Centre also advocates the importance of getting support from political leaders to mitigate climate change effects and promote sustainable development.
The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA)
The GCA was launched in 2018 by Ban Ki-moon, Kristalina Georgieva and Bill Gates with the mandate to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. The GCA devotes its efforts to calling for scaled-up investment to improve people’s ability to act ahead of extreme weather events, reduce deaths and human suffering, and lessen economic impacts that particularly impact youth and women who are suffering on the front lines of climate change. In September 2019, the commission launched its report on “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” in Beijing, China.
In October 2019, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon was re-elected as the Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) Assembly President and Council Chairman for the term of 20 February, 2020 – 19 February, 2022. As GGGI President & Chair, Ban champions green growth and advocates the need for cooperation and action to address climate change and transition to low-carbon, sustainable and inclusive economies at the highest levels.
South Korean National Council on Climate and Air Quality
In 2019 the South Korean National Council on Climate and Air Quality was launched. The Council is chaired by BKMC Co-chair Ban Ki-moon. With his leadership role Ban stresses the importance of national efforts to tackle the issue of fine dust and air pollution as well as the necessity to cooperate with other states such as China to this regard. Ban heads the presidential committee of 42 members selected from various sectors including political parties, business, governmental civil service, expert groups and civil society.