Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. In September 2019, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is hosting the UN 2019 Climate Summit to advance climate action that will enable implementation of many of the goals of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To support this agenda, the United Nations Postal Administration is issuing six stamps and three souvenir sheets on the theme “A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win”.
The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people’s lives. We must change course by 2020, the UN Secretary-General has said, or we risk missing the point where we can avoid the “disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems
that sustain us”.
The Summit will challenge states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens to step up action in the areas of energy transition, climate finance and carbon pricing, industry transition, nature-based solutions, cities and local action, and resilience. It will build on the outcomes of the Global Climate
Action Summit(GCAS), the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, and the Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, among others.
The race is on. It is a race we can win. It is a race we must win.