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Break free from pollution, climate chaos and ‘biodiversity decimation’, UN chief urges

The UN Secretary-General has called for safeguarding Earth’s vital ecosystems from rampant pollution, worsening climate impacts and “biodiversity decimation”.

Climate action ‘cannot trample over the poor’, says UN chief Guterres

The UN Secretary-General on Friday launched an initiative focusing on ensuring fairness, sustainability and respect for human rights throughout the entire process of sourcing and using critical minerals needed for the clean energy transition.

Antonio Guterres appeals for greater support for small islands fighting climate change

More funding is needed to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the frontlines of climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels; UN chief Antonio Guterres says phaseout is inevitable

Nations at COP28 in Dubai approved earlier on Wednesday a roadmap for “transitioning away from fossil fuels” – a first for a UN climate conference – but the deal still stopped short of a long-demanded call for a “phaseout” of oil, coal and gas.

COP28: As ‘humanity’s fate hangs in the balance’, UN chief Antonio calls for urgent action to prevent planetary crash

Earth’s vital signs are failing and to prevent planetary crash and burn, “we need…cooperation and political will”, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, challenging world leaders gathered in Dubai for COP28 to show real global climate leadership.

COP28: Science points to ‘climate collapse’ as UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for action

The world is heating up at an unprecedented pace, new climate data shows, and leaders gathered for the COP28 conference which opened in Dubai on Thursday must get us out of “deep trouble”, UN chief António Guterres said.

Cooperation key to weathering climate crisis, growing inequality, new tech challenge: Guterres

New York: Divisions are growing and geopolitical tensions rising, as humanity faces three major challenges where the world has the power to “seek and unite for solutions” said the UN chief on Tuesday.

UN rights chief: ‘Don’t leave the climate crisis for our children to fix’

New York: Global heating is a burning human rights issue, as extreme weather and climate disasters threaten humanity’s universal right to food, UN rights chief Volker Türk said on Monday.

Guterres calls for phasing out fossil fuels to avoid climate ‘catastrophe’

Countries must phase out coal and other fossil fuels to avert climate “catastrophe”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday in New York. 

Cities ‘critical battlegrounds’ for a sustainable future: Guterres

When it comes to fighting for a sustainable future, the world’s cities are “critical battlegrounds” and more important than ever to making multilateralism work for all, said the UN chief in a video message on Monday to the United Nations Habitat Assembly.

Climate change making Earth ‘uninhabitable’ Guterres warns

New York: Humanity is facing a “difficult truth” the UN chief said just ahead of World Meteorological Day, marked on Thursday – the damage already being caused by climate change is “making our planet uninhabitable.”

Guterres warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of a world without glaciers

New York: Glaciers are “critical to all life on Earth”, the UN chief reminded the UN 2023 Water Conference on Wednesday, warning that unless the rise in sea level due to global warming is reversed, “the consequences will be catastrophic.”

UN Assembly President calls for Apollo 13 ingenuity to navigate flood risks

New York: Some 1.8 billion people on the planet are threatened by flood risks, the United Nations General Assembly President warned on Saturday, at a water management event in Tokyo, Japan.

UN chief urges governments and business to step up action to protect nature

New York: Governments and the private sector must move to effectively protect the natural environment, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists covering the UN biodiversity conference, COP15, in Montréal, Canada, on Wednesday.

As COP27 deadline slips, UN chief urges negotiators to aim for ‘maximum ambition’ on loss and damage

New York: The 27th UN Climate Change Conference will close at least one day later than expected, the Egyptian Presidency announced on Friday, calling for negotiators to “shift gears” so an agreement can be reached on the remaining sticking points.