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Bangkok - 26 Apr 2023

News Number: N/06/2023

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Heads of State, ministers, senior government officials and other key stakeholders will convene in Bangkok from 15 to 19 May at the 79th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to explore policy options and foster ambitious climate action towards net-zero pathways.

With dedicated discussions on catalyzing climate finance and investments, complemented by a climate solutions fair, the week-long session serves as a platform for countries to share solutions and facilitate engagement with a broad set of partners and stakeholders, to both reduce the risks and impacts of climate change and limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Ahead of the 79th session, ESCAP will also launch its theme study The Race to Net Zero: Accelerating Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific on 8 May 2023. The study sets out the transformations that are needed for the region to transition to a net-zero carbon future in support of sustainable development. It provides an outline of the regional context of climate change and identifies policies and actions that could be taken in various sectors of the economy to support the global climate agenda.  

Note to Editor: Members of the media are invited to attend the theme study launch and CS79 curtain raiser; as well as register for media accreditation to cover the 79th session in-person/online.  

Launch of the theme study and 79th session curtain raiser

When:                8 May 2023, 11.00am – 12.00pm (UTC+7)

Where:               In-person at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Centre, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok and online via ZOOM

Register your in-person/online attendance here:  


79th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

When:                 15 – 19 May 2023

Where:                United Nations Conference Centre, Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, Bangkok and webcast online via YouTube

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