New York

29 March 2019

Secretary-General's video message for Earth Hour

[Watch the video on webtv.un.org]

This Earth Hour comes with a great sense of urgency.
 
We can see the worsening impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss, ocean pollution, soil degradation and water scarcity. 
 
The good news is: there are solutions.
 
It is still possible to limit climate change, protect our planet and safeguard our future.
 
Technology is on our side.
 
I am convening a Climate Action Summit in September.
 
And I am telling global leaders to bring concrete plans.
 
Earth Hour is an opportunity to show support for ambitious climate action, by turning off your lights this Saturday, March 30th, at 8:30 p.m. local time.
 
Together, let’s build a cleaner, safer and greener future for everyone.