A summary of what the UN Secretary-General said on the last day of the extended meeting.
We have made an important step but it is not enough.
We must accelerate climate action to keep alive the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees”
We need to go “into emergency mode”: to end fossil fuel subsidies; to phase out coal; to put a price on carbon; to deliver the $100 billion climate finance commitment.
“We did not achieve these goals but we have some building blocks for progress.
“But I know we can get there. We are in the fight of our lives, a fight that must be won. Never give up. Never retreat. Keep pushing forward”.