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The UN Secretary General called on countries to take action for the "green" transition

Katerina Belousova

Four key indicators of climate change set new records in 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on countries to ease intellectual property restrictions to speed up the transition from fossil fuels and combat climate change, as well as to form a global coalition to accelerate the deployment of battery technology.

He also pointed out the actions that governments should take to "launch" the energy transition, according to Reuters

Prior to Guterres' address, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its annual report, which set four key records in 2021 for four key indicators of climate change, namely greenhouse gas concentrations, rising sea levels, ocean heat and acidification.

Guterres called the report a gloomy pity for humanity's inability to cope with climate change.

He noted that although the cost of renewable technologies, such as wind and solar, has dropped significantly, major barriers are hampering widespread deployment.

"The global energy system is broken and is bringing us closer to a climate catastrophe," Guterres said.

He also called on countries, manufacturers, technology firms and financiers to join forces to accelerate the deployment of battery technology, which should not be constrained by intellectual property restrictions, as well as international coordination to expand and diversify renewable energy and raw material supply chains. which are concentrated in several countries.

Guterres also stressed the importance of speeding up the process of obtaining permits for RES projects in countries and the abolition of subsidies for fossil fuels.

To give developing countries more access to renewable energy, private and development banks need to triple their investment in renewable energy to $ 4 trillion a year and help poor countries get their wind and solar costs.

We will remind, in the EU to represent plan to abandon the Russian energy resources.

As EcoPoliticа reported earlier, the UN predicted increasing the frequency of natural disasters by 2030 almost half.

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