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Climate Action Summit to showcase initiatives in key sectors

May 15, 2019 4:24 pm
UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres drinks Kava as Fijian PM Voreqe Bainimarama looks on [Source: Fijian Government]

The 2019 Climate Action Summit that will be hosted by the United Nations in September will give countries an opportunity to scale up their pledges to reduce carbon emissions.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres says the summit will showcase initiatives in key sectors such as energy, mobility, agriculture and oceans.

Guterres says they want the summit to demonstrate the benefits of climate action and how everyone can benefit.

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“Our efforts should also include carbon pricing that reflects the true cost of emissions, and accelerating the closure of coal plants, halting plans for new ones, and replacing those jobs with healthier alternatives so that the transformation is just, inclusive and profitable.”

Guterres plans to stress the importance of gender diversity in all decisions related to climate change.

He adds peoples’ mindset needs to be changed about the role of women in response to climate change.

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