The UN secretary general, António Guterres, travels this week to the United Kingdom to participate in the G7 summit, where he intends to ask the leaders for a global plan for the production and distribution of vaccines against covid-19.
Another of the requests is for more funds for the fight against climate change, according to the announcement made by the spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, who assured that Guterres will demand a “great leap” from the G7 in response to the great global challenges, especially the pandemic and the global warming.
The UN head will participate in several working sessions and press the leaders for a “global vaccination plan” against covid-19 that will allow to double the production of doses and guarantee an equitable distribution so that everyone has access to them.
The diplomat and former Portuguese prime minister will also defend ambitious and concrete commitments from the G7 in financing against climate change, indicated Dujarric.
Specifically, it will demand that the joint financial commitment of these countries be doubled to meet the target of having 100,000 million dollars (82 billion euros) annually, said the spokesman.
The G7 summit (comprised of the seven most developed economies: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Italy, France, Germany and Japan, in addition to the European Union as a partner) will take place from Friday to Sunday in Cornwall, in southwest England.
This meeting will be the first in which the leaders of the seven countries celebrate in person in two years and is expected to address, among other issues, post-pandemic recovery, the climate crisis and job creation.