Launch of 2021 Emissions Gap Report Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, will officially launch UNEP’s flagship Emissions Gap Report, during an online press briefing at 9:15am EST/4:15pm EAT/3:15pm CET on Tuesday, 26 October 2021.

Now in its 12th year, the report provides a yearly review of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021,

Time: 9:15am EST/4:15pm EAT/3:15pm CET

Duration: 1 hour


  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

To join the press conference with the option to ask questions, please send an RSVP to Ms. Florencia Soto Nino-Martinez ( by Friday 22 October at 5:00 pm EST and she will provide connection details. 

The press conference will be broadcast live at:

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