SHARM EL SHEIKH / COP27 CLIMATE TRACE INITIATIVE

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Speaking at the launch of the Climate TRACE initiative at COP27 in Egypt today, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the initiative “will be ushering in an era of radical transparency for emissions tracking – providing independent emissions data based primarily on direct observation of emitting activities.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 09 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT

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06 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT

1.Various shots, COP27 venue

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2.Various shots, plenary meeting room
3.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Initiatives like Climate TRACE are ushering in an era of radical transparency for emissions tracking – providing independent emissions data based primarily on direct observation of emitting activities.”
4.Various shots, plenary meeting room
5.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“One of the most striking early insights from this work is the scale of emissions from oil and gas production – particularly those that have not previously been reported. Climate TRACE data show that because of underreporting of methane leaks, flaring, and other activities associated with oil and gas production, emissions are many times higher than previously reported. This should be a wake-up call to Governments and the financial sector, especially those that continue to invest in and underwrite fossil fuel pollution.”
6. Various shots, plenary meeting room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Al Gore, Former US Vice President:
“We are all working toward a common goal, increased transparency, collaboration, and accountability for climate action. We must work together with the best available information if we are to exit this highway to the ‘climate hell”, as you saw clearly described in your opening remarks on Monday.”
8. Various shots, Al Gore presenting the initiative

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Speaking at the launch of the Climate TRACE initiative at COP27 in Egypt today (09 Nov), UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the initiative “will be ushering in an era of radical transparency for emissions tracking – providing independent emissions data based primarily on direct observation of emitting activities.”

TRACE stands for Tracking Real-time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions. It’s a coalition of climate and tech organizations using satellite data, artificial intelligence and other tech to track greenhouse-gas emissions across the globe.

Guterres stated that the TRACE initiative makes it more difficult to greenwash.

He said, “one of the most striking early insights from this work is the scale of emissions from oil and gas production – particularly those that have not previously been reported.”

The UN chief continued, “TRACE data show that because of underreporting of methane leaks, flaring, and other activities associated with oil and gas production, emissions are many times higher than previously reported.”

“This should be a wake-up call to Governments and the financial sector, especially those that continue to invest in and underwrite fossil fuel pollution,” Guterres stated.

Today, the Climate TRACE coalition released a detailed inventory of global emissions.

The UN chief reiterated that “this dataset is a critical resource for business leaders working to decarbonize their supply chains. For governments working to align policymaking with their national climate action plans. And for investors working to track private sector progress towards net zero.”

Guterres concluded, “Climate action must be guided by science, data and facts.”

Former US Vice President Al Gore and the Climate TRACE coalition presented the initiative at the launch.

He said, “we are all working toward a common goal, increased transparency, collaboration, and accountability for climate action. We must work together with the best available information if we are to exit this highway to the ‘climate hell’.”
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