Climate Change ‘Biggest Threat Modern Humans Have Ever Faced’, World Renowned Naturalist Tells Security Council, Calls for Greater Global Cooperation

23 Feb

Climate change is a “crisis multiplier” that has profound implications for international peace and stability, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council today, amid calls for deep partnerships within and beyond the United Nations system to blunt its acute effects on food security, natural resources and migration patterns fuelling tensions across countries and regions.

Secretary-General Stresses ‘Non-Traditional Threats’, in Briefing Security Council on Addressing Climate-Related Risks through Mitigation, Building Resilience

23 Feb

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ briefing to the Security Council on “Addressing climate-related security risks to international peace and security through mitigation and resilience building”, today:

Secretary-General Calls for Ambitious Targets, Bridge-Building ahead of Climate Change Conference, Asking States to Make Net-Zero Emissions ‘New Normal’

8 Feb

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as delivered, at a briefing to Member States by the incoming President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), today:

Secretary-General Reappoints Michael R. Bloomberg of United States as His Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions

5 Feb

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the reappointment of Michael R. Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions to mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action in the lead-up to the critical Glasgow Climate Conference — COP26 — in November.