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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has responded to the release of the World Meteorological Organization report, The State of the Climate 2021, by recommending ways in which renewable, low-emission energy can expand its role. The Report draws on statistical analysis of climate evolution along with the evidence of unprecedented weather events that occurred in 2021.

The Secretary-General characterized the Report as a litany of failure to adequately address climate disruption. His view is that the development of renewable, non-emitting energy sources is the “low hanging fruit” in finding ways to address the problem. He proposed five actions that can be taken to create a context in which the transition to a lower-emitting, renewable energy context can be created.