António Guterres
I commit myself, and the entire United Nations, to this effort. We will support all leaders who rise to the challenge I have outlined today.

Secretary-General speeches on climate action

Remarks at High-Level Event on Climate Change

"Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees is still possible and will prevent some of the worst-case scenarios."

Remarks at First General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance

"The Climate Summit will provide an opportunity for leaders and stakeholders, both public and private, to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition."

Remarks at High-Level Event on Climate Change

"Climate change is indeed running faster than we are, and we have the risk to see irreversible damage that will not be possible to recover if we don’t act very, very quickly."

Remarks on Climate Change

"The Climate Summit will provide an opportunity for leaders and partners to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition"

Remarks at launch of the New Climate Economy report

"Over 250 investors with $28 trillion dollars in managed assets have signed on to the Climate Action 100+ initiative"

The time has come for our leaders to show they care about the people whose fate they hold in their hands. We need them to show the care about the future - and the present. António Guterres, 10 September, 2018