Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Group of Friends on Climate, in New York today:

It is indeed a pleasure to be with you today, and thank you for your strong commitment to climate action.

I welcome this opportunity to meet early in the New Year to discuss what we must do together in the pivotal year ahead. We have a huge task ahead of us.

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has completed the first comprehensive project-level survey of proposed natural gas infrastructure across the European Union (EU)1, including gas-fired power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and gas pipelines.

This report explores unique opportunities and challenges for the Midwest region in the broader context of the transformative changes to the U.S. energy system that are required to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to net-zero emissions in 2050. The scale and rate of physical changes to the U.S.

Given the growing international pressure to mitigate climate change and increasing fears around climate impacts, expectations of continued investment in fossil fuels in Southeast Asia’s power sector appear puzzling.

Given the growing international pressure to mitigate climate change and increasing fears around climate impacts, expectations of continued investment in fossil fuels in Southeast Asia’s power sector appear puzzling.

The global economy has suffered a significant slowdown amid prolonged trade disputes and wide-ranging policy uncertainties.

India’s schemes to promote clean cooking are improving energy access for poor women. However, around half of the women surveyed are being left behind because they are not using LPG and continue to cook with biomass says this IISD report. It finds that the current LPG subsidies were inefficient and untargeted and needs to be reviewed.

This first Production Gap Report assesses the discrepancy between government plans for fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with 1.5°C and 2°C pathways.

In recognition of the fundamental importance of energy-related environmental issues, the latest information on CO2 emissions from fuel combustion – level, growth, source and geographic distribution – will be essential to analysts and policy makers in many international fora.

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