Press Articles and Opinion Pieces

Amid backsliding on climate, the renewables effort now must be tripled

A report released Monday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a litany of broken climate promises. Together with the IPCC’s previous two reports on physical science and adaptation in the past year, it reveals the yawning gap between climate pledges and reality. And the reality is that we are speeding toward disastrous global warming of more than double the limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100, as cited in the Paris agreement of 2016.

A Sustainable Feminist Recovery

As the world moves ahead to mark International Women’s Day, the clock on women’s rights is moving backwards. All of us are paying the price.

Global leaders agree on the challenges facing humanity – why can’t we agree on action?

As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I spend much of my time speaking with world leaders and taking the pulse of global trends.  It’s clear to me that we are at a defining moment in international relations.  Global decision making is plagued by gridlock – and a fundamental paradox lies at the heart of it.

Nuclear weapons are not yesterday’s problem, they remain today’s growing threat

We live in worrying times. The climate crisis, stark inequalities, bloody conflicts and human rights abuses, and the personal and economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have put our world under greater stress than it has faced in my lifetime.

The G20 Faces Three Big Tests

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard a lot about global solidarity. Unfortunately, words by themselves will not end the pandemic – or curb the impact of the climate crisis. 

A global model to tackle violence against women

As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, a parallel and equally horrific pandemic has threatened half the world’s population.  

Climate action for people and planet: the time is now

In this pivotal year for humanity, now is the time for bold climate action.

A crisis with a woman's face

As the world marks International Women’s Day in the midst of a global pandemic, one stark fact is clear: the COVID-19 crisis has a woman’s face.