UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierres shared a concise summary after the climate conference wrapped up last night:
“It is an important step but is not enough. We must accelerate climate action to keep alive the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees”, said António Guterres in a video statement released at the close of the two-week meeting.
The UN chief added that it is time to go “into emergency mode”, ending fossil fuel subsidies, phasing out coal, putting a price on carbon, protecting vulnerable communities, and delivering the $100 billion climate finance commitment.
Briefly put: the work continues and we must be relentless until we reach the goal of 1.5 degrees. There is simply too much at stake.
Also, faith leaders are ready, disappointed but undeterred. The work continues.