Global initiatives to beat back climate change
September 24, 2019 - Governments and private sector leaders have unveiled initiatives aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres concluded the summit by listing 77 countries that committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, though those countries combined produce far less than half the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Seventy nations also pledged to do more to fight climate change, 100 business leaders promised to join the green economy and one-third of the global banking sector signed up to green goals.
“Action by action the tide is turning,” Guterres said. “But we have a long way to go. We are not yet there.”