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  1. Secretary-General's video remarks to Tsinghua University - "Global Lecture on Climate Change - Recover Better Together”

    ... In the past five years, China has deployed more solar and wind capacity than any other country.  More than 50 per cent of electric ... buses. As the world moves from fossil fuels to clean energy, China can reap huge benefits by taking bold ... are shunning fossil fuels and searching for clean energy to invest in at scale.  As an economic superpower, the way in ...

    23 July 2020

  2. Remarks to International Energy Agency Clean Energy Transition Summit

    I thank Dr. Fatih Birol and the International Energy Agency for convening this summit.   It is vital that we bring ...   If we had any doubt about the direction the wind is blowing, the real economy is showing us.   The business case for ...

    09 July 2020

  3. Secretary-General's video remarks to International Energy Agency Clean Energy Transition Summit

    ... I thank Dr. Fatih Birol and the International Energy Agency for convening this summit.   It is vital that we bring ...   If we had any doubt about the direction the wind is blowing, the real economy is showing us.   The business case for ...

    09 July 2020

  4. Secretary-General's press conference

    ... I have spoken recently about winds of hope. But today a wind of madness is sweeping the globe.   From Libya to Yemen to Syria and ... ocean heat last year is more than twenty times the amount of energy humanity has consumed since 2000.   Meanwhile, as permafrost ...

    04 February 2020

  5. Opening remarks to journalists on priorities for 2020 and the work of the organization

    ... I have spoken recently about winds of hope. But today a wind of madness is sweeping the globe.   From Libya to Yemen to Syria and ... ocean heat last year is more than twenty times the amount of energy humanity has consumed since 2000.   Meanwhile, as permafrost ...

    04 February 2020

  6. Highlight 04 February 2020

    ... I have spoken recently about winds of hope. But today a wind of madness is sweeping the globe.   From Libya to Yemen to Syria and ... ocean heat last year is more than twenty times the amount of energy humanity has consumed since 2000.   Meanwhile, as permafrost ...

    04 February 2020

  7. Secretary-General's message to the Tenth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

    ... I am pleased to greet the International Renewable Energy Agency.    Your Assembly opens a pivotal year in the fight against ... sectors. Battery storage is still not sufficient for wind and solar to operate at their optimum capacity.  Fossil fuel subsidies ...

    11 January 2020

  8. Remarks at COP25 event on Climate Action for Jobs

    ... creators in several economies are those related to solar, wind and geothermal energy and related businesses.   The green economy is the economy of the ...

    12 December 2019

  9. Secretary-General's remarks at COP25 event on Climate Action for Jobs [as delivered]

    ... creators in several economies are those related to solar, wind and geothermal energy and related businesses.   The green economy is the economy of the ...

    12 December 2019

  10. Remarks to High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    ... poverty and child mortality rates are falling. Access to energy and to decent work is rising. As we see from this Summit, the ... people, leaving no one behind.   Let us harness the wind in the sails from this Summit to move faster and farther to reach our ...

    15 November 2019