UN Secretary-General António Guterres directs countries to endure high gas prices for the environment

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the United Nations on Monday to refrain from accepting new coal and natural gas imports for the short-term economic benefits of reducing the living costs of citizens who undermine environmental friendliness. The risk of climate change predicted by the IPCC’s predictive model, which warned leaders and warned of what was allegedly imminent.

“Countries may neglect or kneel on policies to reduce fossil fuel use as fossil fuel supply gaps are imminent,” Guterres said at the United Nations Economic Sustainability Summit. In a pre-recorded speech of the world.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month shocked the entire fossil fuel industry as Eastern Europe’s supply lines were cut off and NATO-led sanctions robbed the world of Russia’s fossil fuel exports.

Meanwhile, the global economy has scrambled to find alternatives to Russian fossil fuels, blunting the effects of aggression and sanctions on the global economy. However, Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries to prioritize reductions in carbon emissions and the transition from fossil fuels.

“Short-term measures may create a long-term reliance on fossil fuels and close windows to 1.5 degrees, as major economies are pursuing’all of the above’strategies to replace Russian fossil fuels. I don’t know, “Guteres said.

Since taking office in 2017, Guteres has faced criticisms of communist China’s persecution of Uighurs and the silence of Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic cleansing. Perhaps a Portuguese socialist trying to restore his image from these criticisms has made climate policy a top priority for his administration and has urged countries to achieve the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. I have been urging you frequently.

Guterres also emphasized the importance of international cooperation and discouraged countries from shifting responsibility to their allies at international conferences.

“We can’t point our fingers while the planet is burning,” Guterres said.

The Secretary-General’s remarks are in line with growing voices at international organizations arguing that countries and individuals must reduce global carbon emissions, even if they are of considerable personal or economic cost. increase. Last week, the International Energy Agency announced a 10-point plan to reduce oil use, which stipulates a set of limits and sacrifices to reduce fuel consumption.

Measures stipulated in the 10-point plan include lowering the speed limit by more than 10 km / h, banning the use of private cars once a week, and permitting odd or even plated cars from the road every other day. Includes not.

However, for critics of these technocratic policies, such government mandated measures to curb emissions are financially and convenient, as was the case with the central government’s blockade of COVID-19. It puts an excessively annoying burden on the general public who are forced to pay a lot of money.

Nonetheless, world leaders such as the IEA and Guterres continue to promote these measures, arguing that emission reductions are key to sustainable environmental policies.

Nicholas Dringer


Nicholas Dolinger is a business reporter for The Epoch Times and author of the “The Beautiful Toilet” podcast.