Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,
I am pleased to address this event recognizing champions with UNDP’s Climate Promise.
I am proud that the United Nations system is supporting these countries to increase their climate ambition.
The stakes could not be higher.
The climate alarm rings louder than ever. The recent storms, droughts, forest fires and floods are a glimpse into our future, if we don’t act now.
For many countries, the 1.5 degree goal is a matter of survival.
We must keep it within reach.