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  1. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at the 120th Annual Lecture at the Royal African Society: “Africa in a just transition: Investing in a sustainable recovery” [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Nicholas Westcott the Director of the Royal African Society for this gracious invite and the work to connect, celebrate and engage ... annually – at least three times the current levels of financing. We welcome the partnership agreement struck at COP26 in Glasgow ...

    29 November 2021

  2. Highlight 04 November 2021

    ... OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY ERI KANEKO, ASSOCIATE SPOKESWOMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2021   ... cooking. It also urges a tripling of annual investment for renewable energy and energy efficiency globally by 2030.    ... for urgent efforts to increase the financing and implementation of actions designed to adapt to the growing ...

    04 November 2021

  3. Remarks to the High-Level Meeting on Delivering Climate Action - for People, Planet & Prosperity

    [All-English version; scroll down for bilingual as delivered and all-French versions] Mr. President of the ... countries. Governments are increasingly agreeing to stop financing coal — now private finance needs to do the same, urgently. ...

    26 October 2021

  4. Secretary-General's remarks to the High-Level Meeting on Delivering Climate Action - for People, Planet & Prosperity

    ... 2021 [bilingual, as delivered] [scroll down for all-English and all-French versions] Mr. President of the General ... countries. Governments are increasingly agreeing to stop financing coal — now private finance needs to do the same, urgently. ...

    26 October 2021

  5. Secretary-General's video message to the Finance in Common Summit

    ... and reskilling programmes that expand opportunities for women and better prepare young people. Your support for the Global ... is the time to do more to green the balance sheet. Your financing decisions can either entrench developing countries in high-emission, ...

    20 October 2021

  6. Remarks to the Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference 

    ... Xi and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for their generosity in hosting this Conference. We are meeting in Beijing ... that the target of $100 billion US dollars in climate financing from the developed to the developing world is an under-estimate – ...

    14 October 2021

  7. Secretary-General's remarks to the Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference [as delivered]

    ... Xi and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for their generosity in hosting this Conference. We are meeting in Beijing ... that the target of $100 billion US dollars in climate financing from the developed to the developing world is an under-estimate – ...

    14 October 2021

  8. Secretary-General's remarks to International Monetary Fund Event, "COVID-19 and Fragile States: Promoting Resilient Recovery for the Most Vulnerable Communities" [as delivered]

    ... thanks to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank for convening today’s meeting. Our world continues to face very serious ... and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We need financing instruments that are tailored to the unique policy space of fragile ...

    11 October 2021

  9. Secretary-General's video message to EU Sustainable Investment Summit

    ... shift from fossil fuel-dependent economies to ones based in renewable sources. We need bold and ambitious commitments by all countries ... alike. And we need finance. Your Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy is a blueprint for ...

    07 October 2021

  10. Remarks at the UNCTAD 15 opening ceremony

    [All-English version; scroll down for bilingual as delivered version] I want to thank Prime Minister ... the public and private sectors to develop innovative financing tools to accelerate the return of private investment to pre-pandemic ... transition to green economies grounded in sustainable and renewable energy. It includes modernizing transportation — especially the ...

    04 October 2021