Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and planet – Guterres

Countries can lower emissions by increasing the use of renewable energy. (Photo via World Bank)

(United Nations News) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to incorporate “meaningful” climate action in all aspects of recovery from the global pandemic. 

Addressing ministers at a virtual meeting on sustainable recovery from COVID-19 on Thursday, the UN chief said that the world is confronting two urgent crises: COVID-19 and climate change. 

“Let us tackle both and leave future generations with the hope that this moment is a true turning point for people and planet,” he said, in a video message

The ministerial meeting, convened by the Government of Japan, saw the participation of senior officials from several countries, as well as representatives from youth groups, civil society organisations, businesses and local governments. 

Read more at: United Nations News

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