Climate change

1310, 2017

Op-ed: Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

October 13th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News|

The heads of the UN's agencies for development, climate change and disaster risk say recent hurricanes are a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

910, 2017

UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.

910, 2017

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.

910, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Dominica

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.

910, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Antigua-and-Barbuda

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.

510, 2017

UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

October 5th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

410, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

October 4th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.

2609, 2017

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change

September 26th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

REMARKS AT LEADERS’ DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
New York, 19 September 2017

Thank you for being here today.

Your leadership is absolutely key to attaining and raising the ambition of the Paris Agreement.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria and the massive floods in South Asia are just the most recent demonstration of the urgency of tackling climate […]

2009, 2017

With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

September 20th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

1909, 2017

Repair ‘world in pieces’ and create ‘world at peace,’ UN chief Guterres urges global leaders

September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a better world for all.

“We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace,” said Mr. Guterres as […]