State of Climate Action 2021

Thursday, 28 October, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:15
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

State of Climate Action 2021

October 28, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am EDT | Online | Register here

Combatting the climate crisis requires society to rapidly transform all the systems that propel our economy, including power generation, buildings, industry, transport, land use, and more. But by how much? And how can decision-makers make it happen?

Join the World Resources Institute (WRI) on October 28 for a high-level launch event for the State of Climate Action 2021 report, which will answer these fundamental questions. Developed by partners contributing to the Systems Change Lab, the report identifies 40 indicators across key sectors that must transform to address the climate crisis and assesses how current trends stack up against targets for 2030 and 2050 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C. The analysis will highlight both encouraging bright spots that are witnessing exponential change as well as sectors that are well off track and demand urgent attention.

Coming out just before the G20 Summit and the COP26 climate summit, the State of Climate Action 2021 report will arm countries, businesses, philanthropists, and others with a clear-eyed view of where we stand sector-by-sector, and what supportive measures and finance are necessary to accelerate the world toward a safer, prosperous and more equitable future.


  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund (moderator)
  • Nigel Topping, United Nations High-Level Climate Champion
  • Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo Center for Global Commons
  • Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Surabi Menon, VP, Global Intelligence, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Niklas Höhne, Partner, New Climate Institute
  • Sophie Boehm, Research Analyst, World Resources Institute