UN Chief Urges Ministers To Provide ‘Decisive Leadership’ On Climate Action

With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.Addressing the fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, via a video message, Secretary-General António Guterres urged greater leadership and vision. “Your recovery plans will determine the course of the next 30 years”, he said. “We need speed, scale, and decisive leadership. I count on this coalition to rise to the challenge.” The meeting brought together top officials from around the world to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fiscal policies related to climate change. The Secretary-General called on the ministers to serve as models and advocates for a green recovery, noting the need for governments to align COVID recovery and stimulus plans with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

By UN News. October 12, 2020.

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