THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
REMARKS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT Paris, 12 December 2017
[as delivered]
President Macron, Excellencies, World Bank President Jim Kim, Ladies and gentlemen,
We are not yet winning the war on climate change — the defining challenge of our times.
The Paris Agreement lays the basis for ambitious action.
But we know that current commitments will not get us there.
Every day, in every region, the front pages are dominated by weather-related disasters – storms, floods, droughts, fires.