April 22, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attended the leaders’ climate summit in a video message.
In his speech, Guterres again stressed the seriousness of current climate change. “We need a green planet, but the world has a red alert, ” he says. ”
Guterres called on the international community to work together to address the climate crisis. He said a global alliance of carbon neutrality should be formed by the middle of the century, and countries should set more radical goals to make a big shift over the next decade, translate all commitments into action immediately and provide ground-breaking financial and budgetary support for the alliance in which they participate.
Guterres said in his speech that the world is now recovering from the economic shock caused by the new pneumonia outbreak, but only 18 to 24 percent of the money is spent on energy conservation and emission reduction, while countries’ stimulus funds are “borrowed” from future generations, the current reconstruction can not put pressure and a broken planet to future generations.
Guterres expressed the hope that world leaders will work together to tackle climate change and end humanity’s war on nature.