UN / CLIMATE CHANGE SEPTEMBER WRAP

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Climate change took centre-stage as world leaders gathered for the annual General Assembly high-level debate this September in New York. UNIFEED / FILE

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19 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters
2. Various shots, motorcades arriving at UN Headquarters
3. Pan right, President of the United States Joseph Biden arrival
4. Pan right, President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrival
5. Wide shot, President of South Sudan Salva Kiir arrival
6. Pan left, Secretary-General António Guterres arrival
7. Wide shot, Guterres at the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We have just survived the hottest days, hottest months, and hottest summer on the books. Behind every broken record are broken economies, broken lives and whole nations at the breaking point. Every continent, every region and every country is feeling the heat. But I’m not sure all leaders are feeling that heat.”
9. Wide shot, delegates
10. Wide shot, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the podium
11. SOUNBITE (Portuguese) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President, Federative Republic of Brazil:
“Rich countries grew based on a model with high rates of climate-damaging gas emissions. The climate emergency makes it urgent to correct course and implement what has already been agreed upon. We speak of common but differentiated responsibilities for no other reason.”

20 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

12. Wide shot, Seychelles President, Wavel Ramkalawan, at the General Assembly podium
13. Wide shot, delegates
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Wavel Ramkalawan, President, Republic of Seychelles:
“If we are to make progress on our development agenda, we can no longer call what we are facing, climate change. The point at which lives, and livelihoods are lost with frightening frequency due to environmental disasters means that we are living through a climate crisis.”
15. Wide shot, conference room
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Prime Minister of Samoa:
“As SIDS, 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.”
17. Wide shot, conference room
18. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“With the 1.5 degrees limit is possible to be achieved. We are not talking about a dream, we are talking about something that can be real, if we mobilize all our energy to make it happen.”
19. Wide shot, speakers at dais, press room
20. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Fonda, Actress, Activist:
“On Sunday, there was a march here in New York of 75,000 people demanding an end to fossil fuels. Why can't our leaders hear this?”

27 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

21. Wide shot, conference room
22. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The only question is how much suffering the world – particularly the most vulnerable countries like Pakistan – will endure before emissions are cut. My Acceleration Agenda and Climate Solidarity Pact show the way forward. And COP28 must see concrete action on both.”

UNIS - NAIROBI - 05 SEPTEMBER 2023, NAIROBI, KENYA

23. Wide shot, UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the podium
24. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“An injustice burns at the heart of the climate crisis. And its flame is scorching hopes and possibilities here in Africa. This continent accounts for less than four per cent of global emissions. Yet it suffers some of the worst effects of rising global temperatures.”

FILE – UNTV CH - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

25. Wide shot, UN flag alley

UNTV CH - 06 SEPTEMBER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

26. Wide shot, speakers behind podium, attendees at the press conference, screens with speaker
27. SOUNDBITE (English) Clare Nullis, WMO spokesperson:
“Global sea surface temperatures are unprecedented. Antarctic sea ice is unprecedentedly low for this time of year, and it was the hottest August on record by a big margin. It’s the second hottest month ever and this follows July 2023 which was the hottest month on record.”

OHCHR - 11 SEPTEMBER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

28. Wide shot, conference room
29. SOUNDBITE (English) Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, (OHCHR):
“Climate change is pushing millions of people into famine. It is destroying hopes, opportunities, homes and lives. In recent months, urgent warnings have become lethal realities again and again all around the world.”
30. Wide shot, conference room
31. SOUNDBITE (English) Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, (OHCHR):
“We do not need more warnings. The dystopian future is already here. We need urgent action, now. And we know what to do. The real question is what stops us.”
32. Wide shot, conference room

STORYLINE:

Climate change took centre-stage as world leaders gathered for the annual General Assembly high-level debate this September in New York.

Addressing the opening session of the 78th General Assembly General Debate, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “we have just survived the hottest days, hottest months, and hottest summer on the books. Behind every broken record are broken economies, broken lives and whole nations at the breaking point. Every continent, every region and every country is feeling the heat. But I’m not sure all leaders are feeling that heat.”

In his remarks to the General Debate, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said, “rich countries grew based on a model with high rates of climate-damaging gas emissions. The climate emergency makes it urgent to correct course and implement what has already been agreed upon. We speak of common but differentiated responsibilities for no other reason.”

Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan said, “if we are to make progress on our development agenda, we can no longer call what we are facing, climate change. The point at which lives, and livelihoods are lost with frightening frequency due to environmental disasters means that we are living through a climate crisis.”

Speaking at the opening of the Climate Ambition Summit, a side event during the high-level week, the Prime Minister of Samoa Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa said that as Small Island Developing States (SIDS) their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions “is less than one percent,” while “the G20 is responsible for 80 percent of the emissions.”

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

At the closing of the Summit, the Secretary-General said, “with the 1.5 degrees limit is possible to be achieved. We are not talking about a dream, we are talking about something that can be real, if we mobilize all our energy to make it happen.”

Actress and activist Jane Fonda – a participant in the Summit – said, “on Sunday, there was a march here in New York of 75,000 people demanding an end to fossil fuels. Why can't our leaders hear this?”

At another side event marking one year since the devastating floods in Pakistan, Guterres said, “the only question is how much suffering the world – particularly the most vulnerable countries like Pakistan – will endure before emissions are cut. My Acceleration Agenda and Climate Solidarity Pact show the way forward. And COP28 must see concrete action on both.”

Earlier in the month in Nairobi, the Secretary-General took part in the Africa Climate Summit.

He said, “an injustice burns at the heart of the climate crisis. And its flame is scorching hopes and possibilities here in Africa. This continent accounts for less than four per cent of global emissions. Yet it suffers some of the worst effects of rising global temperatures.”

In Geneva, the spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Clare Nullis said, “global sea surface temperatures are unprecedented. Antarctic sea ice is unprecedentedly low for this time of year, and it was the hottest August on record by a big margin. It’s the second hottest month ever and this follows July 2023 which was the hottest month on record.”

Also in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said, “climate change is pushing millions of people into famine. It is destroying hopes, opportunities, homes and lives. In recent months, urgent warnings have become lethal realities again and again all around the world.”

Türk said, “we do not need more warnings. The dystopian future is already here. We need urgent action, now. And we know what to do. The real question is what stops us.”
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