Every year, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) gathers heads of states and representatives of key institutions to discuss global issues such as development, peace and security, international law and climate change. This year marks the 75th anniversary of UNGA, with a special focus on COVID-19, the Green recovery, the progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender equality, biodiversity and the importance of multilateral cooperation.
In parallel, the EIB participated in Climate Week NYC (September 21-27, 2020), the biggest climate summit taking place this year. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild after COVID-19, Climate Week NYC 2020 explored what lessons we can learn in the pursuit of a net-zero future through a just transition.
The European Investment Bank participated in an array of events during the two summits. President Hoyer, Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and EIB experts discussed the EIB’s response to the global healthcare emergency and the fight against climate change.