UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that the UN will hold a no-nonsense climate summit in September 2023.
The Secretary-General stated that it will be a no-nonsense summit. No exceptions. No compromise.
While speaking at a conference he warned that the fight against climate change is still going in the wrong way.
”The 1.5-degree goal is gasping for breath. National climate plans are falling woefully short,” he said, referring to the goal of limiting the Earth’s warming to 1.5C (2.7F).
To achieve the 1.5C goal this decade, Guterres said he will continue to press for a climate solidarity pact in which all major polluters make extra efforts to decrease emissions while also ensuring support for those who need it.
He further called on governments, businesses, cities, and civil societies to enhance their efforts.
”The invitation (to the summit) is open. But there is a price of entry, and the price of entry is non-negotiable credible, serious and new climate action and nature-based solutions that will move the needle forward and respond to the urgency of the climate crisis must be presented,” he added.
He also added that the UN hasn’t held back on the necessity for all of us to address this existential issue, and it won’t either.