UN Chief Calls For A Global Partnership To Address COVID-19, Climate Change And Achieve Sustainable Development Goals | News

May 31, 2021 0 Comments



Tackling climate change head-on will help protect the most vulnerable people from the next crisis, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Highlights
  • In 2015, UN General Assembly had set-up 17 sustainable development goals
  • SDGs have 169 targets to be achieved by 2030
  • There are commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Seoul: The world needs a global partnership to beat COVID-19, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday (May 30). In a video message for the opening day of the 2021 P4G summit in Seoul, Mr Guterres said that if governments embrace together the goals of phasing out coal, enhancing climate commitments, and investing in the Global Goals, there is an opportunity to rise to ‘the biggest challenge of our lives’.

Also Read: Asia-Pacific Region May Meet Only 9 Of The 104 Targets Of Sustainable Development Goals By 2030: UN Report

Mr Guterres warned that there is no global partnership if some are left “struggling to survive” and said that this was true for COVID and the distribution of vaccines as well as the climate emergency. He stressed that if governments embrace the same goals, there will be an opportunity for a real partnership that will equip us to “rise to the biggest challenge of our lives”.

Also Read: Global Carbon Emissions Set For Second-Biggest Increase In History: International Energy Agency

The Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) event aims to boost market-based partnerships and rally high-level political and private sector action. It brings together Heads of State, CEOs, and civil society leaders around a shared action agenda to mobilize investments for tangible impact.

Mr Guterres expressed that although there are commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, there is “still much to do” to close the emissions gap and achieve the SDGs. He reaffirmed his call to all main emitters to present new Nationally Determined Contributions, commit to net zero emissions by 2050, and, ‘most importantly’, put in place policies and programs towards achieving that goal.

Also Read: Net Zero By 2050: International Energy Agency Calls For Unprecedented Transformation Of How Energy Is Produced

Tackling climate change head-on will help protect the most vulnerable people from the next crisis while sustaining a job-rich recovery from the pandemic, he said, reminding that the first priority right now is stopping plans for new coal plants and phase-out of coal use by 2040.

Also Read: India And United Kingdom Deepen Work To Combat Climate Change By 2030

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World

17,03,40,809Cases

5,91,70,311Active

10,76,29,210Recovered

35,41,288Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,03,40,809 and 35,41,288 have died; 5,91,70,311 are active cases and 10,76,29,210 have recovered as on May 31, 2021 at 3:43 am.

India

2,80,47,534 1,52,734Cases

20,26,09288,416Active

2,56,92,342 2,38,022Recovered

3,29,100 3,128Deaths

In India, there are 2,80,47,534 confirmed cases including 3,29,100 deaths. The number of active cases is 20,26,092 and 2,56,92,342 have recovered as on May 31, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

57,31,815 18,600

2,74,601 4,746

53,62,370 22,532

94,844 814

Karnataka

25,87,827 20,378

3,42,031 8,056

22,17,117 28,053

28,679 381

Kerala

25,14,279 19,894

2,24,120 9,305

22,81,518 29,013

8,641 186

Tamil Nadu

20,68,580 28,864

3,05,546 4,611

17,39,280 32,982

23,754 493

Uttar Pradesh

16,90,016 1,864

41,214 4,987

16,28,456 6,713

20,346 138

Andhra Pradesh

16,85,142 13,400

1,65,795 7,827

15,08,515 21,133

10,832 94

Delhi

14,25,592 946

12,100 935

13,89,341 1,803

24,151 78

West Bengal

13,66,240 11,284

94,898 7,500

12,55,932 18,642

15,410 142

Chhattisgarh

9,69,300 1,655

39,261 3,653

9,17,023 5,271

13,016 37

Rajasthan

9,38,460 2,298

49,224 7,404

8,80,919 9,636

8,317 66

Gujarat

8,07,488 1,871

35,403 3,300

7,62,270 5,146

9,815 25

Madhya Pradesh

7,78,825 1,476

27,256 3,643

7,43,550 5,059

8,019 60

Odisha

7,56,684 9,541

83,438 2,373

6,70,527 11,881

2,719 33

Haryana

7,55,389 1,452

21,087 2,007

7,26,081 3,370

8,221 89

Bihar

7,05,648 1,475

18,378 2,707

6,82,166 4,130

5,104 52

Telangana

5,75,827 1,801

35,042 1,875

5,37,522 3,660

3,263 16

Punjab

5,65,415 2,584

39,263 2,914

5,11,720 5,371

14,432 127

Assam

4,06,868 3,245

53,795 2,500

3,49,773 5,690

3,300 55

Jharkhand

3,36,943 703

9,906 1,040

3,22,060 1,724

4,977 19

Uttarakhand

3,28,338 1,226

30,357 753

2,91,580 1,938

6,401 41

Jammu And Kashmir

2,88,940 2,256

37,677 1,578

2,47,393 3,805

3,870 29

Himachal Pradesh

1,89,465 861

14,940 2,049

1,71,398 2,869

3,127 41

Goa

1,55,064 645

14,010 1,046

1,38,429 1,663

2,625 28

Puducherry

1,03,826 930

12,167 986

90,141 1,895

1,518 21

Chandigarh

59,922 182

2,134 332

57,043 509

745 5

Tripura

51,133 394

6,557 485

44,063 873

513 6

Manipur

49,882 1,032

8,482 452

40,607 563

793 17

Meghalaya

35,190 742

7,496 245

27,130 974

564 13

Arunachal Pradesh

26,950 172

3,783 135

23,052 306

115 1

Nagaland

21,563 192

5,049 67

16,151 112

363 13

Ladakh

18,497 49

1,555 48

16,754 96

188 1

Sikkim

15,171 264

3,961 130

10,960 131

250 3

Mizoram

12,087 99

3,034 55

9,015 152

38 2

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,256 42

339 6

9,913 36

4

Lakshadweep

7,928 297

2,006 28

5,890 268

32 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,984 20

187 4

6,683 23

114 1





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