UN chief to renew call on India, other G20 countries, to invest in sustainable transition for post-COVID recovery
Antonio Guterres will deliver 19th Darbari Seth Memorial lecture on 28 August on a broad range of sustainable development and climate-related issues
United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will renew his call to India and other G20 countries to invest in a clean, sustainable transition as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, during his virtual address to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Guterres will deliver the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial lecture on 28 August organised by TERI, a global think-tank focusing on a broad range of sustainable development and climate-related issues, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Wednesday.
In his lecture titled 'The rise of renewables: shining a light on a sustainable future', Guterres will renew "his call on G20 countries, including India, to invest in a clean, sustainable transition as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic".
G20 consists of 19 individual countries - including the US, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Saudi - plus the European Union.
Dujarric said Guterres is expected to say that as governments mobilise trillions of dollars to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, their decisions will have climate consequences for decades.
While Guterres will deliver the memorial lecture, India's Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar will preside and deliver the presidential address.
The annual lecture was initiated by TERI in 2002 in memory of the institute's founder Darbari Seth.
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