VIENNA / GUTERRES WRAP

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At the “R20” climate summit in Austria’s capital Vienna, António Guterres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Greta Thunberg and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen today called on global leaders to ramp up action on climate change. UNIS VIENNA /FILE

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DATELINE: 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA / FILE

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FILE – UNIDO – 15 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

1. Wide shot, exterior Hofburg

UNODC - 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

2. Wide shot, Arnold Schwarzenegger before the opening

ORF HANDOUT – 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

3. Wide shot, UN Secretary-General António Guterres walking onto stage

UNODC - 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

4. Med shot, audience

ORF HANDOUT – 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“I am asking leaders not to come with beautiful speeches but to come with concrete plans to promote the climate action we need. My goal for the summit is to showcase a leap in national and collective political ambition.”

UNODC - 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

6. Med shot, audience

ORF HANDOUT – 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“I believe as taxpayers, we would prefer to see our money back than to see our money used to destroy the world.”

UNODC - 28 MAY 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

8. Med shot, dance performance
9. Med shot, Guterres in audience with climate activist Greta Thunberg and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

FILE – UNIDO - 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

11. Med shot, flags at the Vienna International Centre

UNIS VIENNA – 27 MAY 2010, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

12. Close up, Greta Thunberg getting ready to interview Guterres live on Instagram
13. Wide shot, Guterres speaking during Instagram interview
14. Wide shot, Thunberg interviewing Guterres
15. Med shot, camerawomen
16. Wide shot, Guterres and Thunberg in conversation after the interview
17. Med shot, Thunberg speaking with Guterres
18. Med shot, Guterres listening to Thunberg

FILE – FILMARCHIV AUSTRIA – 1970s, VIENNA AUSTRIA

19. Tilt up, Vienna International Centre under construction

FILE – IAEA – 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

20. Tracking shot, exterior Vienna International Centre

FILE – UNIS VIENNA – 14 MARCH 2019, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

21. Wide shot, Vienna International Centre’s newest meeting building
22. Wide shot, modern conference room in the Vienna International Centre

FILE – IAEA – 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

23. Wide shot, exterior Vienna International Centre

STORYLINE:

At the “R20” climate summit in Austria’s capital Vienna, António Guterres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Greta Thunberg and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen today (28 May) called on global leaders to ramp up action on climate change.

The World Summit of the R20 Coalition, a UN-supported environmental organization, was founded by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who just returned from a fact-finding visit to the South Pacific, told the gathering that his goal for the upcoming UN Climate Summit in September was to see a “leap in national and collective political ambition”. He was asking world leaders to arrive to New York in September not with “beautiful speeches” but with concrete plans for the required climate action.

Guterres called for taxes on “pollution, not people” and an end to subsidies for fossil fuels. The idea that subsidizing fossil fuels was a way to improve people’s lives could not be more wrong, he said, because it meant spending taxpayers’ money to “boost hurricanes, to spread droughts, to melt glaciers, to bleach corals: to destroy the world.” He said “I believe as taxpayers, we would prefer to see our money back than to see our money used to destroy the world.”

One of the other high-profile speakers at the event was outspoken Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who initiated the school strike for climate movement in November 2018, at the age of 15. Thunberg said that millions of children have been gaining lots of attention for the climate emergency, but they, like scientists, are not leaders, unlike many of the politicians, CEOs and celebrities attending the Summit.

Thunberg reminded the audience that, although climate change may be a chance for green growth, it is primarily an emergency, the biggest crisis that humanity has ever faced.

On Monday (27 May), on the sidelines of an anniversary event held at the Vienna International Centre to mark 40 years of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Thunberg also met with Secretary-General Guterres one-on-one.

Thunberg interviewed the Secretary-General for a livestream on the online social network Instagram, followed by an informal chat. Guterres and Thunberg previously met in 2018 at the UN Climate Summit Katowice, Poland and Guterres has frequently stated his support for young people coming out to support climate action through campaigns like Thunberg’s Fridays For Future movement. The United Nations itself is striving to walk the talk on climate change through its “Greening the Blue” initiative.

The Vienna International Centre, built in 1979, was the first of the four UN global headquarters to become carbon neutral. Austrian architect Johann Staber was ahead of his time in the 1970s when he designed the complex with its characteristic Y-shape and twenty-four thousand windows in order to save electricity by maximizing the use of natural light.

In 2008, a state-of-the art conference building was added with energy-saving features such as sensors that regulate air conditioning depending on the occupancy of rooms.
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