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Transcript of the Secretary-General’s press stakeout following Climate Ambition Summit

At today’s Climate Ambition Summit, I appealed to leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached.

There can be no doubting or denying that the world faces a climate emergency.

The past decade was the hottest on record.

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at record levels – and rising.

Storms, fires, floods and drought of uncommon force are now all too common and devastating.

Thirty-eight countries have already declared a climate emergency.  They recognize the urgency and the stakes.

It is time for all countries to do the same.

Today’s meeting is a Summit of ambition. Continue reading