30. April 2018


It is a special honor for us that António Guterres visits Vienna for the first time in his function as UN Secretary-General on the occasion of the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT. Joining the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT is a clear commitment for climate action.

António Guterres recently issued an urgent warning at a press conference in New York about the consequences of climate change. The headlines would be dominated by the escalation tensions and conflicts around the world, The UN Secretary-General said. “But the truth is that the most systemic threat to humankind remains climate change and I believe it is my duty to remind it to the whole of the international community.” Nevertheless, he was optimistic: “What the world needs is a race to the top – with political will, innovation, financing and partnerships. And I remain convinced we have what it takes to prevail.”