World Economic Forum: Climate action, key to achieve SDGs – UN

The United Nations says Climate action is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stated this during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the city of Amman, Jordan

According to him, the cost of inaction was far greater than what it would be required to set the path of huge dividends.

Climate change is just one of the challenges on which we need all to act governments, private sector, innovators, investors and civil society. Today we live with a paradox: global challenges are more connected, but our responses remain fragmented.

Globalization and technological progress have led to remarkable advances but they also have generated increased inequality and the risk of disruption in job markets.

These trends will be intensified within the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and require our adequate collective response, he explained.

He reiterated the commitment of the United Nations in pursuing action across many fronts to support member states in meeting challenges.

We continue to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals towards a fair globalization that works for all.

I am deeply convinced that there is no other way to deal with global challenges than with a smart, evidence-based global response, organized in a multilateral way to benefit all, the UN Secretary General added.

The 2019 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has over 1,000 key leaders from government, business and civil society at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to enable collaboration on the most pressing challenges facing the region.

The meeting seeks to explore investment opportunities in more than 140 countries, connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors.

Source: Voice of Nigeria