This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
03:34

Spain: UN chief Guterres names top ten priorities to tackle climate change at COP25

Spain, Madrid
December 11, 2019 at 18:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres unveiled his top ten priorities in combating climate change while speaking at the COP25 summit in Madrid on Wednesday.

Guterres called on more collective action and more ambitious national commitments by 2020. 'We need all governments to follow the example of the 75 countries that committed to coming forward in 2020 with net zero emissions strategies for 2050," said the UN chief.

Among other things, Guterres also called on speeding up transition to 100-percent renewable energy, pushing sustainable finance, addressing the social and gender dimension of climate change and making sure "no more new coal power plants are built after 2020."

The 2019 COP25 is taking place in Madrid until December 13 to discuss ways to tackle the climate crisis.

03:34
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres unveiled his top ten priorities in combating climate change while speaking at the COP25 summit in Madrid on Wednesday.

Guterres called on more collective action and more ambitious national commitments by 2020. 'We need all governments to follow the example of the 75 countries that committed to coming forward in 2020 with net zero emissions strategies for 2050," said the UN chief.

Among other things, Guterres also called on speeding up transition to 100-percent renewable energy, pushing sustainable finance, addressing the social and gender dimension of climate change and making sure "no more new coal power plants are built after 2020."

The 2019 COP25 is taking place in Madrid until December 13 to discuss ways to tackle the climate crisis.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
02:34
Italy: Fans gear up ahead of Lazio-Roma derby in Rome
January 26 at 22:56 GMT +00:00
02:30
USA: Former NBA star Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash near Los Angeles
January 26 at 22:43 GMT +00:00
01:28
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash at 41 *ARCHIVE*
January 26 at 21:40 GMT +00:00
03:17
Iraq: Chaos in Baghdad as police fire tear gas at protesters
January 26 at 21:23 GMT +00:00
04:09
Germany: 75 years since Auschwitz’s liberation marked by cleaning victims’ memorial stones
January 26 at 20:51 GMT +00:00
03:22
UK: Hundreds of protesters decry India's treatment of Kashmir
January 26 at 19:33 GMT +00:00
01:57
Peru: Voters head to the polls to elect new Congress
January 26 at 19:07 GMT +00:00
03:48
Italy: Regional voting underway that could enable Salvini victory
January 26 at 18:58 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:47
Algeria: Erdogan touches down in Algiers for talks on Libya
January 26 at 18:19 GMT +00:00
01:42
Hong Kong: Thousands flock to Che Kung Temple for fortune stick ceremony despite coronavirus outbreak
January 26 at 17:49 GMT +00:00
02:37
Contestants scarf down as many onions as possible at Catalan festival
January 26 at 17:44 GMT +00:00
02:54
Lebanon: Concrete barriers set up in front of Government Palace
January 26 at 17:36 GMT +00:00
All latest videos