Clean energy future 'is vital' - United Nations chief
10 Juillet, 2020, 19:54 | Auteur: Therese Cote
Japan, which relies on coal for more than a third of its power generation, said on Thursday it will tighten state-backed financing criteria for overseas coal-fired power plants, following criticism over its support for the dirtiest fossil fuel.
The challenges created by COVID-19 have also brought into focus the need to ensure resilience is built-in to future energy systems to cope with a broader range of external shocks, including more variable and extreme weather patterns expected from climate change.
Mr Guterres praised the EU, South Korea and Nigeria for their efforts to encourage the development of renewable energy but said pointedly that many countries had "still not got the message". I believe the bottom-up approach is fully coherent with who we are as democratic societies and nations.
"There is a global momentum to build a sustainable economic recovery process and momentum for clean energy transition", he said.
New research on G20 recovery packages released this week shows that twice as much recovery money - taxpayers' money - has been spent on fossil fuels as clean energy.
He said air pollution is already causing close to nine million early deaths each year and shortening human lifespans by three years - a heavier toll than tobacco, the United Nations chief claimed.
Second, science. All around the world, every month, there is new evidence of the increasing toll of climate disruption. This means net-zero emissions by 2050 and 45% cuts by 2030 from 2010 levels.
Explosion Reported in West Tehran; Official Denies It
When asked if Israel was behind the incident, Israel's foreign minister responded "our actions in Iran [are] better left unsaid". Locals reported hearing three or four mortar-like sounds similar to anti-aircraft weapons, reported government-run Press TV.
He concluded his speech by urging the meeting to commit to no new coal today and for all the countries present to stop providing finance for coal in the developing world.
He said the business case for renewables was better than coal in almost every market and that green jobs and sustainable growth are both crucial. "The right decisions can put countries on a much safer and healthier footing". We need green jobs and sustainable growth. "Every financial decision must take account of environmental and social impacts".
Solar auctions have seen popularity rise amidst the height of the pandemic.
Nations must commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 and submit more ambitious national climate plans before COP-26 next year.
Many who study the future of carbon-free electricity systems in Europe and elsewhere are convinced that an efficient thermal fleet using green fuels produced by power- to-gas from the excess renewables coupled with gas storage and delivery systems is much better suited to serves as a enormous long-duration battery. "[We support] a bottom-up energy philosophy which by regulating less lets us innovate more".
Overall, we need to work together. This is in everyone's interest.
But Sergio Perez usurped the Bottas shortly afterwards, albeit with the Racing Point shod with the soft tire. But their build-up to the Styrian GP - Lance Stroll was fifth in the other auto - was an encouraging start.
For all the rest, we can make our own decisions - or I think a few decisions at least - how it will be around the trophy lift. It is not cool but it is the best we could get. "Hendo is a quick healer and he will be back soon".
He denied taking drugs but agreed that the couple had argued and he "decided to break my sobriety because I didn't care anymore". Depp has admitted in court that he may have done things he can't remember while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Apple seeded what might be the last version of iOS 13 and the iPad equivalent exclusively to developers on Thursday. For those of us who were impatient and enjoy living dangerously, we've been running the public beta since WWDC.
Froome was seriously injured when he crashed at the Criterium de Dauphine in 2019 and was forced to miss the Tour de France. Froome's contract with Ineos was due to expire at the end of this season and a move to the new WorldTour team was rumoured.
Keystone XL is a key project for Canadian oil-sands producers that have been hamstrung for years by a lack of pipeline capacity. The order also impacted other new pipeline projects being developed under a streamlined federal water permit from the U.S.
One dead and four injured in London crane collapse
A construction worker remains in hospital in a critical condition, while three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The crane that collapsed was now being made use of by Swan Housing Affiliation and NU living at the time.