New investments in climate action from UN agencies, governments and businesses, plus initiatives to increase support for Africa, Caribbean, small island states and more were announced at the Paris event.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT Paris, 12 December [...]
Indigenous peoples took center stage at the COP on Tuesday when they made a strong call to be part of the solution to climate change.
Pledges made under the Paris Agreement are only a third of what is required by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, pointing to the urgent need to boost efforts by both government and non-government actors, the United Nations environment wing said on Tuesday.
"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.
Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.
"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative [...]
Underscoring the threats posed by climate change – those already apparent, as well as those sure to impact the future of the planet – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged Governments worldwide to “stay the course” and remain committed to climate action.
The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.
The UNFCCC says it "stands ready to engage in dialogue with the United States government regarding the implications of this announcement."
"The decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security."
The Secretary-General remains confident that cities, States and businesses within the US will continue to demonstrate vision and leadership by working for the low-carbon, resilient economic growth that will create quality jobs.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- “CLIMATE ACTION: MOBILIZING THE WORLD” New York, [...]
“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.
In the Marrakech Action Proclamation, parties to the UNFCCC affirmed their commitment to the “full implementation” of the Paris Agreement.