Ending fossil fuel use only way to save planet: UN chief at COP28 - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Ending fossil fuel use only way to save planet: UN chief at COP28

Reuters |
Dec 01, 2023 02:15 PM IST

UN chief urged the fossil fuel companies to invest in a transition to renewable energy sources.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders on Friday that the burning of fossil fuels must be stopped outright and a reduction or abatement in their use would not be enough to stop global warming.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the opening ceremony at the COP28 (AP)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the opening ceremony at the COP28 (AP)

"We cannot save a burning planet with a fire hose of fossil fuels," Guterres said in a speech to the COP28 summit in Dubai.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

"The 1.5-degree limit is only possible if we ultimately stop burning all fossil fuels. Not reduce. Not abate."

He urged fossil fuel companies to invest in a transition to renewable energy sources and told governments to help by forcing that change - including through the use of windfall taxes on industry profits.

"I urge governments to help industry make the right choice – by regulating, legislating, putting a fair price on carbon, ending fossil fuel subsidies, and adopting a windfall tax on profits," he said.

Catch every big hit, every wicket with Crick-it, a one stop destination for Live Scores, Match Stats, Quizzes, Polls & much moreExplore now!

See more

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, June 21, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On