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Speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, leaders from New Zealand, India and Germany today presented their countries plans to confront climate change. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 23 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

23 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand:
“We have introduced to Parliament the Zero Carbon Bill, the purpose of which is to ensure New Zealand lives within the threshold of 1.5°C of global warming necessary to avoid catastrophic weather events for our Pacific neighbours. We are strengthening our Emissions Trading Scheme to more effectively price climate pollution. We aim to plant one billion trees by 2028 - 150 million are already In the ground. We have stopped issuing any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. In their place we are investing in green hydrogen, biofuels and the goal of 100 per cent renewable electricity generation by 2035.”
4. Wide shot, Modi walking to podium
5. SOUNDBITE (Hindi) Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India:
“What we need is a global people’s movement to bring about behavioral change. The respectful nature and the protection of natural resources have been important aspects of both our traditions and present days effort. Needs but not greed has been our guiding principle.”
6. Wide shot, Modi at podium
7. SOUNDBITE (Hindi) Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India:
“In India, we are going to increase the share of non-fuels fossil fuel in our fuel mix and increase, by 2022 our renewable energy capacity to 175 gigawatts and we are committed to further increasing this to 450 gigawatts.”
5. Various shots, General Assembly Hall
6. SOUNDBITE (German) Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany:
“Internationally, we shall increase funding for global climate protection from two to four billion euros compare to 2014, and particularly we will aim at 1.5 billion and pay this into the green climate fund. We are working into resilience, climate insurance policy and we have been active for years and we will continue to do so in protection of forest.”
7. Wide shot, Merkel at the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (German) Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany:
“By 2030, we want to reduce our CO2 emission by 55 per cent compare to the base of 1990, and in 2050 we want to be climate neutral. And in 2030, we want to get two thirds of our energy from renewables and 2022 we will phase out the last of our nuclear power plants, and at the latest, in 2038, we will phase out coal.”
9. Wide shot, Merkel leaving the podium

STORYLINE:

Speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, leaders from New Zealand, India and Germany today (23 Sep) presented their countries plans to confront climate change.

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said today (23 Sep) that her government has introduced to Parliament the Zero Carbon Bill, "the purpose of which is to ensure New Zealand lives within the threshold of 1.5°C of global warming necessary to avoid catastrophic weather events for our Pacific neighbours.”

She added, “we are strengthening our Emissions Trading Scheme to more effectively price climate pollution. We aim to plant one billion trees by 2028 - 150 million are already in the ground.”

The Prime Minister also said, “we have stopped issuing any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. In their place we are investing in green hydrogen, biofuels and the goal of 100 per cent renewable electricity generation by 2035.”

Also addressing the Summit, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India said, “what we need is a global people’s movement to bring about behavioral change.”

Modi continued, “the respectful nature and the protection of natural resources have been important aspects of both our traditions and present days effort. Needs but not greed has been our guiding principle.”

The Indian Prime Minister also said his country is going to “increase the share of non-fuels fossil fuel in our fuel mix and increase, by 2022 our renewable energy capacity to 175 gigawatts and we are committed to further increasing this to 450 gigawatts.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “internationally, we shall increase funding for global climate protection from two to four billion euros compare to 2014, and particularly we will aim at 1.5 billion and pay this into the green climate fund. We are working into resilience, climate insurance policy and we have been active for years and we will continue to do so in protection of forest.”

Merkel also said that nationally, by 2010, Germany wants to “reduce CO2 emission by 55 per cent compare to the base of 1990, and in 2050 we want to be climate neutral.”

The Chancellor added, “in 2030, we want to get two thirds of our energy from renewables and 2022 we will phase out the last of our nuclear power plants, and at the latest, in 2038, we will phase out coal.”

Leaders from government, business, and civil society today are to announce potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York.

As carbon pollution, temperatures, and climate destruction continue to rise, and public backlash mounts, the Summit is expected to offer a turning point from inertia into momentum, action, and global impact – if everyone gets on board.
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