Given the threatening climate changes, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that he will hold an ambitious “no-nonsense” climate summit in September next year. He urged leaders of government, business, civil society and finance to accelerate “new, concrete and credible” action.
Guterres also said that he “will not relent in persuading peace in Ukraine in accordance with international law and the United Nations Charter”. A fundamental principle of the founding Charter of the United Nations is respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Speaking at his press conference at the end of the year, Guterres said he was “not optimistic” about the possibility of effective peace talks with Ukraine in the near future, and believed the military confrontation would continue, but added that he was “very hopeful” that peace could be reached. In Ukraine in 2023.
He also said he would continue to push for a climate solidarity agreement that would require major emitters to cut emissions this decade and ensure support for those who need it.
Countries are under pressure to ensure that emissions are cut in half by 2030 and down to net zero by 2050 – the only path to keeping global warming to within 1.5°C.
“I will be holding the Climate Ambition Summit in September 2023. And I call on every leader to step up,” he said.
“The invitation is open. But the entry price is not negotiable.” UN Secretary-General calls for a “no-nonsense” climate summit in 2023 UN Secretary-General calls for a “no-nonsense” climate summit in 2023 – new, serious, and credible climate action and nature Existing solutions that would move the needle forward and respond to the urgency of the climate crisis would be a no-nonsense summit.”