The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, acknowledged this Sunday that the summit of the Group of Twenty (G20), held in Rome this Saturday and Sunday, has not fulfilled his hopes, according to wrote on his official Twitter account.
“As I welcome the new G20 commitment to global solutions, I leave Rome with my hopes unfulfilled, but at least they are not buried,” said the former prime minister of Portugal between 1995 and 2002.
“Prevent more suffering”
In the same message, and in reference to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), the UN chief indicated that the objective of limit the increase in the average global temperature to 1.5 ºC —Established in the Paris Agreement of 2015—, as well as carrying out the promises of financing and adaptation for people and the planet.
“All countries must realize that the old model development based on carbon burning is a death warrant for their economies and our planet “, reads a Tweet later. “We need decarbonisation now, in all sectors of all countries,” he adds.
Guterres explained this Saturday that inequality in access to vaccines against covid-19 is prolonging the pandemic with great human and economic cost. “I urged the G20 leaders to show their leadership to save lives, prevent further suffering and enable a full global recovery. They must support the WHO vaccination plan,” he said.
In other message published this day, the Secretary General of the United Nations assures that the current economic development is based on deep and growing inequalities that leave behind billions of people. “Inclusive and sustainable development is vital to overcome planetary emergencies of climate, biodiversity and pollution, and ensure stable societies for the future, “he wrote.
- The leaders of the world’s largest economies met in person for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to address different problems of global concernsuch as the health emergency, climate change and the energy crisis.
- Among the agreements reached, the commitment to try to guarantee universal access to anticovid vaccines with the objective that 40% of the world population is inoculated against the coronavirus by the end of this year; the significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; the strengthening of the economy, especially tourism; or the adoption of measures to prevent illegal immigration flows.
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