UN Chief António Guterres reminded the 2021 Petersberg Climate Dialogue that only six months remain before make-or-break climate talks at COP26. Top priorities for action are ending coal use, and investing in adaptation to save lives, protect economies and sustain livable communities. Read more.
The UN Chief closed the annual Insurance Development Forum with a call for insurance companies to align $35 trillion in assets with net zero, and to extend markets to underserved countries and businesses. Read more.
Ambassador Peter Thomson of Fiji, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, mobilizes global action to conserve and sustainably use the ocean. He spoke recently about ocean-climate connections, perspectives from small island developing States and the far-reaching possibilities in developing a sustainable blue economy.
Mafalda Duarte heads the Climate Investment Funds, which works with multilateral development banks, governments and communities in developing countries to finance climate solutions. In a recent interview, she spoke about how public climate finance catalyses change and why successful climate action depends fundamentally on social inclusion.