United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown.
Clean energy is energy that is produced through means that do not pollute the atmosphere.
Governments should exit coal, stop subsidising other fossil fuels, and pressure polluting industries to clean up their act in exchange for bailing them out, the UN Secretary-General told an International Energy Agency conference by video link.
“Today I would like to urge all leaders to choose the clean energy route for three vital reasons — health, science and economics,” Guterres said.
“Bailout support to sectors such as industry, aviation and shipping should be conditioned on alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement,” he said. -AFP