A screenshot showing United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres during an interview Tuesday, Sept. 17 with Mark Hertsgaard of The Nation and Mark Phillips of CBS News, who represented the Covering Climate Now collaboration.
UN Secretary General António Guterres on climate change: Governments need to do more
Mark Phillips from CBS News and Mark Hertsgaard of The Nation interviewed António Guterres, United Nations secretary general, on Tuesday as part the of Covering Climate Now effort.
In this exclusive interview, Guterres said the worldwide response to climate change includes cities and businesses that are reducing emissions, and banks and ratings agencies that are taking climate change into consideration. But, he says, governments need to do more.
“I see the whole of the society being more and more engaged in climate action,” he said. “And what I want is to have the whole of society putting pressure on governments to make governments understand that they need to run faster. Because we are losing the race.”