Namely, during the virtual UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow known as "COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition", Mr. António Guterres noted that:
To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we need an urgent transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
What is more, Mr. Guterres stated that all nations need to be able to provide access to clean and renewable energy that prevents the dangerous heating of the planet.
In fact, the UN Chief asked for a “strong commitment from all governments” to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon, shift taxation from people to pollution, and end the construction of coal-fired power plants.
As explained, there is an immediate need for an annual 6% decrease in energy production from fossil fuels through renewables, transition programmes, economic diversification plans, green bonds and other instruments in order to advance sustainability.