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  1. A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet

    In an opinion piece for The New York Times , UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls on countries to organize a green economic recovery after the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has ... by 2050. I urge the European Union to place the Green Deal presented last year at the heart of its economic response to the pandemic ...

    28 May 2020

  2. Note to correspondents on the virtual meeting of the Chief Executives Board

    New York Date:  14 May 2020 Earlier today UN ... all the scientific progress we still don’t know how to deal with a virus, we are so unprepared. It is clear there is not enough ... of economic recovery, with recovery packages delivering green jobs and driving sustainable growth.   The Board also focused on ...

    14 May 2020

  3. UN Secretary-General's Press Briefing

    New York Date:  30 April 2020 Dear ... of all aspects of our economy and privilege the creation of green jobs.  Taxpayers’ money should not be used to subsidize ... time, the Republic of Korea has presented plans for a Green Deal in the recovery and, namely, in relation to no more coal‑fired power ...

    30 April 2020

  4. Highlight 22 April 2020

    ... actions to shape the recovery. These include delivering new green jobs, funding sustainable sectors and incorporating climate risks ...

    22 April 2020

  5. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to the Meeting of the African Group [as prepared for delivery]

    New York Date:  27 February 2020 Excellencies, ... peace, dignity and prosperity. But we still have a great deal of work to do, if we are to meet the ambitions of our people, as captured ... countries hold through vital programmes like the Great Green Wall. By putting nature at the forefront of the climate fight, we ...

    27 February 2020

  6. Secretary-General's Remarks on Multilateral Solutions to Global Challenges at the Italian Senate [as delivered]

    ... take a clearsighted look at the global situation and the new challenges we face.   Our world is undergoing a shift. It is no longer ... to become carbon neutral by 2050 and to work on a European Green Deal, including a more ambitious mitigation target for 2030, and funds ...

    18 December 2019

  7. Remarks on Multilateral Solutions to Global Challenges at the Italian Senate

    ... take a clearsighted look at the global situation and the new challenges we face.   Our world is undergoing a shift. It is no longer ... to become carbon neutral by 2050 and to work on a European Green Deal, including a more ambitious mitigation target for 2030, and funds ...

    18 December 2019

  8. Opening remarks at press conference on climate change at C40 World Mayors Summit

    ... first international visit since the Climate Action Summit in New York – and it is fitting that it is here in Denmark.    Copenhagen ... of tomorrow. If we build today infrastructures that are not green, we will have consequences in the decades to come.   The Climate ...

    11 October 2019

  9. Secretary-General's remarks at press conference on climate change at C40 World Mayors Summit [scroll down for Q&A]

    ... first international visit since the Climate Action Summit in New York – and it is fitting that it is here in Denmark.    Copenhagen ... of tomorrow. If we build today infrastructures that are not green, we will have consequences in the decades to come.   The Climate ...

    10 October 2019

  10. Highlight 18 September 2019

    ... -- OPENING REMARKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE New York, 18 September 2019     Good afternoon.   It is good ... with.   At the same time, very important to support the Green Climate Fund. Very important to make strong commitments to support the ...

    19 September 2019