António Guterres, UN Chief has called all countries to push for climate action because ‘now is not the time for retreat’.
Addressing a forum of leaders from small island developing states, UN Secretary-General stressed the world must work together to tackle the coronavirus crisis, which he called ‘the biggest test the world has faced since the Second World War’ – however, he stressed the world must not lose focus on climate change.
The #COVID19 crisis is an unprecedented wake-up call.
We need to turn the recovery into a real opportunity to build a better future.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) April 21, 2020
In a tweet he wrote: “The Covid-19 crisis is an unprecedented wake-up call. We need to turn the recovery into a real opportunity to build a better future.
“On this Earth Day join me in demanding a healthy and resilient future for people and planet.”