UN Secretary-General's Embargoed Remarks To Petersberg Dialogue On Climate Action


UN Secretary General stated that last year was second-hottest year on record, part of the hottest decade in recorded history. He further stated that delayed climate action will cost  vastly more each year in terms of lost lives and livelihoods, crippled businesses and damaged economies.

He made these statement regarding the  Petersberg dialogue on climate action.  In his words he stated that Covid-19 has put the lives of billions of people around the globe in turmoil, inflicting grave suffering and destabilizing the global economy. It has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to shocks, and it has laid bare deep inequalities that threaten the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The only answer is brave, visionary and collaborative leadership. and the same leadership is needed to address the looming existential threat of climate disruption.