New York, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of the world's dependence on fossil fuels amid growing the climate change faster than efforts to tackle it.
He said that "We need to curb deadly greenhouse gas emissions, push climate action, and swiftly shift away from our dependence on fuel Fossil," praising the world's rich countries to diversify their economies citing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a model for investing heavily in renewable energy sources to move from the oil economy to the energy economy.
In a speech on climate change at UN permanent headquarters in New York, ahead of the World Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Sept. 12 to 14, the Secretary General pointed out that the world is facing a direct existential threat and If we do not change the path by 2020, we risk losing the point at which we can avoid uncontrolled climate change, with dire consequences for people and all natural systems.
The report, published on last Wednesday, concluded that the transition to renewable energy will not only save money but will also create new jobs, waste less water, boost food production and clean polluted air that kills humanity.
Source: Saudi Press Agency