En Statsministers Tale ved C40

Statsminister af Danmark Mette Frederiksens hjemmeside oplyser om FN’s generalsekretær officielle besøg i Danmark. Statsminister Mette Frederiksen mødes med FN’s generalsekretær António Guterres, når han besøger Danmark den 10.-11. oktober 2019. Det er António Guterres’ første officielle besøg i Danmark, siden han tiltrådte som FN’s generalsekretær i 2017. Under sit besøg i Danmark vil han bl.a. deltage i møder med regeringen og Folketinget.

Af: Zhong Min Peng, Statsministeriet, Lima, World Bank/Franz Mahr og Henning S. Okholm

Fotograf: RoyalPress Zhong Min Peng

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FN’s generalsekretær på officielt besøg i Danmark

Statsminister Mette Frederiksen udtalte:

”Jeg ser frem til at byde FN’s generalsekretær velkommen i Danmark. Et effektivt og velfungerende FN er afgørende for, at vi i fællesskab kan tage hånd om de globale udfordringer, verden står overfor. Det gælder ikke mindst i forhold til klimaet, hvor Danmark ønsker at gå forrest i verden. Og det gælder i arbejdet med at udvikle et mere retfærdigt og humant asylsystem, der hjælper flere flygtninge tættere på konfliktområderne”.

FN’s generalsekretær deltager, ligesom statsministeren, også i C40 Global Mayor Summit som opfølgning på klimatopmødet i New York. Statsministeren og generalsekretæren holder møde i Statsministeriet og besøger sammen FN-byen i Københavns Nordhavn, der huser 11 FN-organisationer.

Prime Minister and Secretary of General in a dinnermeeting
Prime Minister and Secretary of General in a dinnermeeting
C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen
C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen

Pressemøde med FN’s generalsekretær

Statsminister af Danmark   Mette Frederiksen og FN’s generalsekretær António Guterres holder pressemøde i Spejlsalen torsdag den 10. oktober 2019. Statsministeren og generalsekretæren holder møde i Statsministeriet forinden. Det er António Guterres’ første officielle besøg i Danmark, siden han tiltrådte som FN’s generalsekretær i 2017.

Statsministerens tale ved C40 i København den 11 oktober 2019

Hans Christian Andersen once said:

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. Today, I am grateful to see all of you here in our capital, Copenhagen.

A couple of weeks ago. Many of us met on the other side of the planet. To the UN Climate Summit. Back there, you – Mr. Secretary-General – called upon all of us to take action. This is why we are here today. To shape the future we want. All of us know that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. And cities are unfortunately a part of the problem. Today, cities around the world account for 70% of the global CO2 emission.

UN Secretary General on official visit in Denmark
UN Secretary General on official visit in Denmark

FN’s generalsekretær deltog i C40 World Mayors Summit 2019

FN’s generalsekretær Antonio Guterres deltog i C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 i københavn. Generalsekretær Antonio Guterres har været på topmødet fredag for at holde tale på topmødet, fandt sted i Tivoli Congress Center, under emnet: »The future we want is inclusive – and climate action must lift everyone up«.

FN’s generalsekretær Antonio Guterres siger:

Lima, the capital of Peru, a South American megacity. World Bank/Franz Mahr. Climate emergency: City mayors are ‘world’s first responders’, Climate Change City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors’ summit in Copenhagen.

In his opening remarks to the C40 World Mayors Summit – a forum for member cities to present innovative actions to slow global warming – the Secretary-General noted that cities, which contain more than half the world’s population, and have an “enormous climate footprint”, are “on the frontlines of sustainable and inclusive development”.

Participation at event at 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit
Participation at event at 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit

Urban citizens, he continued, look to mayors to make cities havens for diversity, social cohesion and job creation.

Reminding delegates of the existential threat to humanity posed by the climate emergency, and the need to dramatically boost climate action at all levels, Mr. Guterres said that, at the UN Climate Action Summit in September, some 70 countries, and around 100 cities, announced plans to enhance their national plans to cut harmful emissions by 2020.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

However, some of the countries responsible for the biggest greenhouse gas emissions have not yet committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and, with business, cities and society moving faster than governments, the UN chief called on the urban leaders to continue putting pressure on national authorities to increase climate ambition.

Michael R Bloomberg speaks at climatevent
Michael R Bloomberg speaks at climatevent

Cities, emphasised the UN chief, are at the heart of the race to reduce emissions, and the consequences of growth without climate-conscious planning will be profound. Mr. Guterres welcomed efforts currently undertaken by C40 member cities, such as promoting healthier, more climate-friendly diets, and curbing air pollution.

The Secretary-General also highlighted the importance of a “just transition” to low carbon societies, where no one is left behind, to ensure that public opinion solidly supports the initiatives necessary for reaching carbon neutrality. This means implementing social policies that address the anxieties of those who could be detrimentally affected by climate action, such as those who work in the fossil fuel industry and take their interests into account.

The two-day summit began on Thursday, with a commitment by 14 member cities to implementing sustainable food policies that will address the climate emergency. The mayors of these major cities pledged to work with their citizens to achieve a “Planetary Health Diet” for all, by 2030, with balanced and nutritious food, reflective of the culture, geography, and demography of their citizens.

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