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Guterres in contact with US, UK to support India's solar energy target

Guterres, told the global gathering that a number of countries have pledged to make meaningful emissions reductions in the 2020s while other countries face enormous structural obstacles.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Source: UN)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he has been in close contact with the United States, the United Kingdom, and several other countries to ensure that strong efforts are made to support India in its attempt to achieve 450 gigawatts of solar energy installed capacity, noting that India does not like a coalition but has accepted several bilateral forms of support.

In his virtual remarks to the opening of the 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF), Guterres said that coal must be phased out as a priority for everybody and that no new coal plants should be built.

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