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UNEP/Canadian-Media: “Both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are crises that can only be addressed by everyone together – as part of a transition to an inclusive and sustainable future,” says United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his new year message for 2021.
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He goes on to say that that the central ambition of the United Nations for 2021 is to build a global coalition for carbon neutrality - net zero emissions - by 2050.
Post COVID-19 recovery packages, if deployed wisely, can help change course in 2021 and put the world on a more sustainable path.
Every government, city, business and individual can play a part in achieving this vision, and the UN Environment Program stands ready to carry out is work to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
In addition to releasing a number of highly anticipated reports and publications touching on issues related to climate, biodiversity and pollution, and the carrying out of related projects, UNEP hosts the secretariats of many critical multilateral environmental agreements and research bodies, which will continue their critical efforts to bring together nations and the environmental community to tackle the greatest challenges of our time.