Secretary-General António Guterres made the remarks during a Security Council stakeout at United Nations headquarters about Russia’s cancellation of the Black Sea initiative to supply grain and fertilizer to global markets.
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“Humanity has opened the gates to hell. The terrible heat is having terrible effects.”
That’s what I said Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United NationsIn his opening remarks, Climate Ambition Summit at United Nations Headquarters Wednesday in New York.
At the summit, Guterres outlined a program he called the “Acceleration Agenda” to bridge the gap between what is happening now and what he believes needs to be done to address climate change. explained. This includes eliminating fossil fuel subsidies around the world that exceed $7. 1 trillion dollars in 2022, According to an analysis by the International Monetary Fund.
Burning fossil fuels produces greenhouse gases It is released into the atmosphere and is a major contributor to climate change.
“We must make up for the time lost by the foot-dragging, the arm-twisting and the naked greed of deep-seated interests that amass billions in fossil fuels,” Guterres said.
Worldwide, Unprecedented investment in clean energy sourcesThis is encouraging, “but we are decades behind,” Guterres said, adding that developed countries should reach net-zero emissions as close to 2040 as possible and emerging countries should reach net-zero emissions in 2050. asked to achieve it.
Specifically, Guterres said OECD countries must plan to stop burning coal by 2030, and the rest of the world must also stop burning coal by 2040. Ta.
“If nothing changes, we are headed for 2.8 degrees Celsius (2.8 degrees Celsius), or more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit, a dangerous and unstable world,” Guterres said.
he also put a price on carbon And companies and financial institutions need to meet their climate change commitments.
“The future is not set in stone,” he said. “This is what leaders like you should be writing. We can still limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. We can still deliver clean air, green jobs, and We can build a world of affordable, clean power.”