Wow. UN Secretary General tells countries like Japan, Australia that if they boosting coal they don't get to talk at UN climate meeting. For a diplomat, that's no small gesture
Japan, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the US blocked from speaking at UN #climate summit because of their support for climate chaos - as UN Secretary-general boldly names and shames
"Japan and Australia will not be invited to speak at next week’s crunch UN climate change summit, as their continued support for coal clashes with the demands of the organisation’s secretary-general".
This is unprecedented boldness in climate diplomacy. "António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has demanded that countries attending the summit stop building new coal power stations, reduce fossil fuel subsidies and commit to net zero emissions by 2050..."
In all the time I have worked on climate change I’ve never seen the UN take a powerful stand like this. ⁩ has drawn a bright red line - no new coal plants and he’s serious. This is the leadership we need to address the crisis 🙏
Thrilled to see UN Secretary General, doing the right thing. Countries building new coal plants should not be given the microphone at the UN climate summit. No more empty promises! We must stop building coal plants!
It’s good that Australia is being held to account by the for its recalcitrance. The Government’s disingenuous behaviour on climate is so appalling that sanctions must surely be on the horizon #auspol #ClimateEmergency #COP26 #ecocide)
Can you say wrong side of history? "Japan and Australia will not be invited to speak at next week’s crunch UN #climateaction summit, as their continued support for coal clashes with the demands of the SG as he sounds the alarm."
Change is coming #Fridays4Future sets an agenda to #resetcapitalism devotes an issue to #ClimateAction stops pro-Coal, pro-#ClimateEmergency Heads of State from speaking at #UNGA Climate Summit via
Japan and South Africa will apparently not be allowed to speak at new week's UN climate summit, because they are building new coal plants. However, China and India will be allowed to speak. Someone please explain that to me.
WOW This is an astounding (and welcome!) development: Fossil fueled countries will not have a chance to have their say at the upcoming UN climate summit.
The diplomatic isolation begins. Australia excluded from UN climate summit stage due to our ongoing cheerleading for coal
#UNSG demanded that countries attending the summit stop building #coal power stations, fossil fuel subsidies & commit to net zero emissions by 2050. Japan, Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, US, Japan, South Korea & South Africa denied stage
Good idea and good example of UN "soft power": “Only the boldest and most transformative actions [will] make the stage... We will see on Monday who is stepping up.”
This is shocking. Many counties that use coal will be blocked from speaking while the 2 biggest users, China and India will be permitted to speak. U.N. behaving like dictator rather than facilitator. This could be a fiasco.
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Proud to work for ⁦⁩ Leading countries blocked from speaking at UN climate summit #ClimateActionSummit #ClimateAction #SDGs #LeaveNoOneBehind
”Global carbon dioxide emissions hit record highs last year, as coal consumption increased. More than 100 coal power stations are currently under construction.”
Interesting - In the interest of curbing fossil fuel development is hitting leaders where it hurts: their ability to get on TV and speechify
In the endlessly formal, scrupulously polite world of diplomacy, this is a big deal: the UN general secretary is publicly shaming countries that fund new coal plants. This kind of social license -- or withdrawal of social license -- matters!
No invite for coal-guzzling Australia & Japan to speak , reports "their continued support for coal clashes with the demands of the organisation’s secretary-general as he sounds the alarm on climate change."
Leading countries [exporting or relying heavily on coal] blocked from speaking at UN climate summit via
Leading countries blocked from speaking at UN climate summit - now that’s an interesting approach. #ClimateEmergency
Leading countries blocked from speaking at UN climate summit
Leading coal supporting countries economies such as Japan and Australia will not be invited to speak at next week’s crunch UN climate change summit