The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, declared on Monday the need to implement policies that use renewable energy to protect the planet from environmental pollution.
UN accused of developing humanitarian corridors in Mariupol
Referring to the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN secretary valued that the document presented is a “litany of unfulfilled climate promises”.
Similarly, Guterres, referring to the incoherent actions of some government and business leaders, reiterated that it is “time to stop burning our planet.”
According to the results of the 2022 update of the UN Air Quality Database, 99 percent of the world’s population breathes air that exceeds the air quality limits set by the World Health Organization.
“Human-caused climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption to nature and is affecting the lives of billions of people around the world,” the UN said, according to the IPCC investigation.
The world body noted that millions of people are vulnerable to acute food and water insecurity as a result of climate pollution, especially in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, as well as on small islands and the Arctic.
On the other hand, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that “current energy concerns highlight the importance of accelerating the transition towards cleaner and healthier energy systems.”
“High fossil fuel prices, energy security, and the urgency to address the twin health challenges of air pollution and climate change underscore the pressing need to move faster toward a world that is far less dependent on fossil fuels”, stressed the expert.