. Declare states of ‘climate emergency,’ U.N. chief tells world leaders « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Reuters – World leaders should declare states of “climate emergency” to spur action to avoid catastrophic global warming, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said to a climate summit on Saturday.

“So far, the members of the G20 are spending 50% more in their stimulus and rescue packages on sectors linked to fossil fuel production and consumption, than on low-carbon energy,” Guterres said.

“This is unacceptable. The trillions of dollars needed for COVID recovery is money that we are borrowing from future generations,” he said. “We cannot use these resources to lock in policies that burden future generations with a mountain of debt on a broken planet.”

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