UN Chief says Global Pandemic Recovery Should be Green
April 30, 2020 | Tova Davidson
On Earth Day, the UN chief Antonio Guterres urged all governments around the world to use the re-booting of the global economy to build a healthy and resilient future for people and the planet.
After acknowledging that Covid-19 is the largest global emergency we have faced since the second world war, Guterres calls the pandemic an unprecedented wake-up call to address an even bigger looming crisis.
“But there is another, even deeper emergency, the planet’s unfolding environmental crisis,” Guterres added.
Around the world, this is a movement that is starting to gain traction. Ministers from Germany, France and other EU members have signalled their support for subsequent interventions to align with climate goals.
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Executive Director, Sustainable Waterloo Region