UN / CLIMATE AMBITION SUMMIT OPENING

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Speaking at the Climate Ambition Summit, UN chief António Guterres said that humanity has opened the gates to hell, “we can – and we must turn up the tempo.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / CLIMATE AMBITION SUMMIT OPENING
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DATELINE: 19 AND 20 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

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19 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YROK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

20 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“The future of humanity is in your hands. One Summit will not change the world. But today can be a powerful moment to generate momentum, that we build on over the coming months. We can – and we must turn up the tempo. Turn plans into action. And turn the tide.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“Governments must push the global financial system towards supporting climate action. That means putting a price on carbon, and overhauling the business models of Multilateral Development Banks so that they leverage far more private finance at reasonable cost to developing countries.”
6. Wide shot, conference room
7. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“All parties must operationalize the Loss and Damage Fund at COP28. Developed countries must meet the $100 billion commitment, replenish the Green Climate Fund, and double adaptation funding. And everyone must be covered by an early warning system by 2027 – by implementing the Action Plan we launched last year.”
8. Wide shot, conference room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) William Ruto, President of Kenya:
“Africa's vast resources and our people's spirit of enterprise constitute a potential that can be activated through investment to unlock African prosperity and clean green global manufacturing.”
10. Wide shot, conference room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) William Ruto, President of Kenya:
“What we need is fairness, a fair financial system, fair market access for green assets, products and services, fair national regional trade mechanisms which promote fair competition to facilitate efficient deployment of capital in locations offering the highest comparative advantage for global decarbonisation.”
12. Wide shot, conference room
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Prime Minister of Samoa:
“At SIDS (Small Island Developing States), our contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is less than one percent, the G20 is responsible for 80 percent of the emissions. The pursuit of profit over the wellbeing of humanity is not right. It is unjust.”
14. Wide shot, conference room
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Prime Minister of Samoa:
“Make no mistake, the storm is gaining strength. It is our responsibility as leaders to secure a resilient and prosperous future for our people.”
16. Wide shot, conference room
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Lidy Nacpil, Coordinator, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development:
“We are here to reiterate our call for all governments to take decisive, bold actions for a rapid equitable transition out of fossil fuels directly to renewable energy systems with no loopholes. No exemptions, no false and reliable solutions that merely extend the life of fossil fuels and serve as excuses to continue emitting greenhouse gases.”
18. Wide shot, conference room
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Lidy Nacpil, Coordinator, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development:
“We urge governments to fulfill their duties and obligations to their people, to all of humanity. And we especially call on governments of the wealthiest countries who bear the biggest responsibilities for the climate crisis, whose commitments are the farthest away from their fair share of climate actions and yet are fond of presenting themselves as climate champions.
20. Wide shot, conference room
21. SOUNDBITE (English) Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission:
“The European Union has set ambitious emission reduction goals for 2030. We want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent at least, and the good news is, we are on track to overshoot this goal already. But similar ambition is needed by the major emitters to ensure that global emissions peak by 2025 and unabated fossil fuels are phased out well before 2050.”
22. Wide shot, conference room
23. SOUNDBITE (English) Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission:
“In the next five years alone, we will invest at least 4 billion euros in renewable energy and hydrogen in developing economies as part of our 300 billion euro Global Gateway plan.”
24. Wide shot, conference room

STORYLINE:

UN chief António Guterres said that humanity has opened the gates to hell, “we can – and we must turn up the tempo.”

Speaking at the Climate Ambition Summit today (20 Sep) in New York, Guterres reiterated, “governments must push the global financial system towards supporting climate action.”
“That means putting a price on carbon, and overhauling the business models of Multilateral Development Banks so that they leverage far more private finance at reasonable cost to developing countries,” the UN chief explained.

Guterres also said, “All parties must operationalize the Loss and Damage Fund at COP28,” adding that developed countries must meet the $100 billion commitment, replenish the Green Climate Fund, and double adaptation funding.

“And everyone must be covered by an early warning system by 2027 – by implementing the Action Plan we launched last year,” Guterres said.

William Ruto, President of Kenya also spoke at the Summit.

He said, “Africa's vast resources and our people's spirit of enterprise constitute a potential that can be activated through investment to unlock African prosperity and clean green global manufacturing.”

The Kenyan President highlighted, “What we need is fairness, a fair financial system, fair market access for green assets, products and services, fair national regional trade mechanisms which promote fair competition to facilitate efficient deployment of capital in locations offering the highest comparative advantage for global decarbonisation.”

Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Prime Minister of Samoa said that small island developing States contributes less that one percent to greenhouse gas emissions, while the G20 is responsible for 80 percent of the emissions.

She warned, “the pursuit of profit over the wellbeing of humanity is not right. It is unjust.”

Prime Minster Mataʻafa concluded, “Make no mistake, the storm is gaining strength. It is our responsibility as leaders to secure a resilient and prosperous future for our people.”

Lidy Nacpil is the Coordinator of Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development.

She reiterated the call for all governments to “take decisive, bold actions for a rapid equitable transition out of fossil fuels directly to renewable energy systems with no loopholes.”

She said, “No exemptions, no false and reliable solutions that merely extend the life of fossil fuels and serve as excuses to continue emitting greenhouse gases.”

Nacpil also urged governments to fulfill their duties and obligations to their people, to all of humanity.

She said, “we especially call on governments of the wealthiest countries who bear the biggest responsibilities for the climate crisis, whose commitments are the farthest away from their fair share of climate actions and yet are fond of presenting themselves as climate champions.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission told delegates that the Union has set ambitious emission reduction goals for 2030.

She said, “We want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent at least, and the good news is, we are on track to overshoot this goal already. But similar ambition is needed by the major emitters to ensure that global emissions peak by 2025 and unabated fossil fuels are phased out well before 2050.”

The President of the European Commission also said, “in the next five years alone, we will invest at least 4 billion euros in renewable energy and hydrogen in developing economies as part of our 300 billion euro Global Gateway plan.”

The Climate Ambition Summit is set to accelerate action by governments, business, finance, local authorities and civil society, and hear from “first movers and doers,”

The Summit represents a critical political milestone for demonstrating that there is collective global will to accelerate the pace and scale of a just transition to a more equitable renewable-energy based, climate-resilient global economy.
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