Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (17 Sep 2021)

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (17 Sep 2021)” – below is their description.

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Highlights:

– Climate Change

– Climate Leaders Roundtable

– Sustainable Development Goals

– Shanghai Cooperation Organization

– Security Council

– Somalia

– Ethiopia

– Yemen

– Vaccine Donation

– Covid-19

– World Patient Safety Day

– International Equal Pay Day

– Art Instillation

CLIMATE CHANGE

This morning, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, spoke at the Major Economies Forum convened by US President Joe Biden.

Mr. Guterres told participants that “the fight against climate change will only succeed if everyone in this room comes together to promote more ambition, more cooperation and more credibility. The world demands that you, as the leading economies of the world, take immediate action to lead us towards a sustainable and resilient future.”

“There is a high risk of failure of COP26,” the Secretary-General warned, adding that everyone must assume their responsibilities and be more ambitious on finance, adaptation and mitigation.

In his remarks he also referred to the newly-released Synthesis Report by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which says we need a 45 per cent cut in emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. However, the data shows that we’re on track for an increase of 16 per cent in emissions in 2030 compared to 2010 levels. This puts us on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 degrees Celsius of heating.

In a statement issued this morning, the Secretary-General said that before COP 26 all nations should submit more ambitious nationally determined contributions and asked developed nations once more to finally deliver on the $100 billion commitment promised over a decade ago in support to developing countries.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Secretary-General appointed four new Sustainable Development Goals Advocates: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Munoz, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstars Blackpink.

The SDG Advocates use their spheres of influence to reach new constituencies to keep the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals for people and for the planet. Together they will take on climate change, work to bridge the education digital divide and close the gap on gender equality, as well as working to promote and protect the rights of children.

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=17%20September%202021

United Nations YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - United Nations

The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.

The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.

 

Recent from United Nations:

  • Afghanistan: Food Security – Suffering & Hunger Spiraling out of Control- Press Conference
  • Climate Crisis: Greenhouse Gas Bulletin 2021 – World way off-track in containing global temperature
  • “Climate crisis is a code red for humanity” – UN Chief | United Nations | Climate Action
  • In This Story: Climate Change

    Climate Change is the name commonly given to the notion that the Earth is undergoing a changing climate as a result of human activity, including notable leaders, scientists and naturalists including Sir David Attenborough.

    Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

    2 Recent Items: Climate Change

  • Boris Johnson slams Ed Miliband’s accusations over climate change action
  • Will the Middle East remain habitable? Region under threat from climate change • FRANCE 24
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • This Morning’s Top Headlines – October 27 | Morning News NOW
  • ‘Just like old days’: Ed Miliband stands in for Starmer at PMQs
  • Chancellor: Budget will deliver an ‘economy fit for a new age of optimism’
  • NSW Government to potentially ease more COVID restrictions | 7NEWS
  • Budget 2021: Ed Miliband steps in as Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid-19
  • In This Story: Ethiopia

    Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

    3 Recent Items: Ethiopia

  • As Afghanistan, Ethiopia take spotlight, other crises get forgotten
  • Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Sudan & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (26 October 2021)
  • Sudan, Ethiopia, Middle East & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (25 October 2021)
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

    He is married to Dr Jill Biden.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden’s climate agenda still needs approval from single hold-out US Senator | 7.30
  • Live: Biden campaigns for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia
  • Joe Biden is lying about spending bill: Gingrich
  • Biden’s Agenda Moves Forward in Senate
  • Congressman wears mask on House floor with not-so-secret message
  • LIVE: President Biden participates in the annual U.S.-ASEAN Summit — 10/26/21
  • In This Story: Microsoft

    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

    4 Recent Items: Microsoft

  • Munster: Google is the oxygen of the internet
  • Why Hightower’s Stephanie Link thinks IBM could be like Microsoft
  • Google’s parent company reports jump in quarterly profits, driven by ad business • FRANCE 24
  • Microsoft earnings are a ‘home run,’ says Wedbush analyst Dan Ives
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....