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  1. Secretary-General's video message to Powering Past Coal Alliance Summit

    ... Date:  02 March 2021 [Watch the video on webtv.un.org ] Excellencies, Dear friends, I want to ... June Summit at the latest. Second, end the international financing of coal plants and shift investment to renewable energy projects. ...

    03 March 2021

  2. Remarks at Munich Security Conference Segment on "Priorities for Global Action"

    ... fragmented and insufficient.   COVID-19 has x-rayed the world, exposing deep fissures and fragilities. Those vulnerabilities go ...   To put a price on carbon. To end subsidies and financing for coal and other fossil fuels, and to reinvest those funds in ...

    19 February 2021

  3. Secretary-General's remarks at Munich Security Conference Segment on "Priorities for Global Action" [as delivered] [scroll down for French version]

    ... fragmented and insufficient.   COVID-19 has x-rayed the world, exposing deep fissures and fragilities. Those vulnerabilities go ... To put a price on carbon. To end subsidies and financing for coal and other fossil fuels, and to reinvest those funds in ...

    19 February 2021

  4. Secretary-General's joint press conference with Executive Director of UNEP, Inger Andersen, to launch UNEP Report entitled “Making Peace with Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies”

    ... in New York. Good morning. We're delighted to have the Secretary‑General with us, and we are joined and hopefully connected with ... we need to see those NDCs. Plus, let's be clear, financing, what was promised back in Copenhagen of 100 billion by 2020 per ...

    18 February 2021

  5. Remarks to the Security Council Open Meeting on Ensuring Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Contexts Affected by Conflict and Insecurity

    ... Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the United Kingdom for organizing this meeting and for reinforcing my call for ... Vaccination Plan and coordinate its implementation and financing. This task force should include all countries in which there is a ...

    17 February 2021

  6. Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Open Meeting on Ensuring Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Contexts Affected by Conflict and Insecurity [as delivered]

    ... Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the United Kingdom for organizing this meeting and for reinforcing my call for ... Vaccination Plan and coordinate its implementation and financing. This task force should include all countries in which there is a ...

    17 February 2021

  7. Secretary-General's remarks to Member States on Priorities for 2021 [bilingual as delivered; scroll down for all-English version]

    ... Date:  28 January 2021 [Watch the video on webtv.un.org ] President of the General Assembly, ... Phase out fossil fuel finance, starting with the overseas financing of coal. End subsidies to fossil fuels. Shift the tax burden ...

    01 February 2021

  8. Deputy Secretary-General's video message at the Second Breakfast Meeting on the Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Facility

    ... Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the President of ECOSOC for the opportunity to address this second Breakfast ... our capacities to help countries navigate the ecosystem of financing opportunities and UN-sponsored alliances of investors. I look ...

    29 January 2021

  9. Remarks to Member States on Priorities for 2021

    ... down for bilingual as delivered version] President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, 2020 was a ... Phase out fossil fuel finance, starting with the overseas financing of coal. End subsidies to fossil fuels. Shift the tax burden ...

    29 January 2021

  10. Secretary-General's special address at Davos Agenda [as delivered]

    ... Date:  25 January 2021 [Watch the video on webtv.un.org ] I thank you very much for this opportunity ... last year with the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, highlighted the ...

    26 January 2021