/ 21 September 2023

Movers ‘n shakers in New York

Berlin, Germany - November 04: Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees of UNHCR, attends a press conference in german foreign office  on November 04, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)
Image source: Getty

As bushfires burned here, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that efforts to address climate change had come up “abysmally short”. It was one of many headlines from the first day of the UN General Assembly in New York – including an in-person address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Climate is the focus of this year’s meeting, and a one-day Climate Ambition Summit is being run in parallel ahead of November’s big Climate Change Conference in Dubai. Driving home their concerns, the Australia Institute published an open letter in the New York Times criticising our governments’ effortsBut Oz got some green cred yesterday – a Tassie company was shortlisted for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize for its methane-reducing seaweed tackling climate change one cow burp at a time.

Know someone who'd be interested in this story? Click to share...

The Squiz Today

Your shortcut to being informed, we've got your news needs covered.

Get the Squiz Today newsletter

Quick, agenda-free news that doesn't take itself too seriously. Get on it.