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At the 2019 Climate Action Summit, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has identified clear objectives to save the planet.

“As the scientific community has told us again and again, we need to cut greenhouse emissions by 45% by 2030; reach carbon neutrality by 2050; and limit temperature rise to 1.5 rise by the end of the century [by 2100]” – said Guterres.

Financial support for carbon-neutral transformation

He also stated that accelerating financial support is a number one priority and encouraged taking bold actions towards the global transformation of finance in line with a carbon-neutral world.

“The replenishment of the Green Climate Fund is crucial, as is fulfilling the commitment by developed countries to mobilize $100 billion a year from public and private sources by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.”  

Next steps?

The two-week UN Climate Conference will be held in Madrid from 2 to 13 December with representatives of about 200 countries of the world taking part in it.