In a special message for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world to respond to the immediate crisis caused by the new coronavirus in a way that also solves the climate crisis . Guterres first acknowledged the pandemic that has prompted Earth Day to go digital this year, calling it "the biggest test the world has faced since the Second World War." "The impact of the coronavirus is both immediate and dreadful," he said. "But there is another, deep emergency — the planet’s unfolding environmental crisis." The #COVID19 crisis is an unprecedented wake-up call. We need to turn the recovery into a real opportunity to buil… — António Guterres (@antonioguterres) 1587502800.0 Guterres then called on countries to make sure their coronavirus recovery plans also paved the way for a more sustainable way of life. "The current crisis is an unprecedented wake-up call," he said. "We need to turn the recovery into a real opportunity to do things right for the future." To that end, he proposed six steps for a green recovery: Create new jobs and businesses by transitioning to a clean energy economy. Make sure taxpayer funds used to […]


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