Dimming the lights for a brighter future

Noting that climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution threaten lives, jobs and health the world over, the UN chief said on Saturday that it was essential “to make peace with nature.”

“Without nature’s help, we cannot thrive or even survive on this planet Earth”, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message for Earth Hour, commemorated annually on the last Saturday of March.

“It’s time to re-evaluate and reset our relationship with nature,” he continued, describing 2022 as “a year to change course.”

In what he dubbed a “make-or-break” year, the Secretary-General encouraged everyone to let their actions and voices send a clear message to leaders everywhere: “Now is the time to be bold and ambitious”.

Let’s show the world that we are determined to protect the one home we all share,” he concluded. More