Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Preventing irreversible climate disruption is the race of our lives and for our lives […] We need rapid and deep change in how we do business, generate power, build cities and feed the world. And – having endured what is possibly the hottest month in recorded history – we need action now — ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters at UN Headquarters in New York.

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