Guterres Urges Cities To Embrace ‘Generational Opportunity’ For Climate Action, Sustainable Development

The UN Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all. Addressing the C40 Mayors Climate Alliance, Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the that cities and urban centers are “on the frontlines” of the climate crisis, emitting more than 70 per cent of global greenhouse gases as well as facing risks ranging from rising sea levels to deadly storms. The UN chief called for urgent action in three key areas, urging Mayors to work with national leaders to develop and present ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions, well before the 26th session of Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change this November in Glasgow.

By UN News. April 16, 2021.

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