During the "Climate Ambition" summit held in New York on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Al-Jaber said:
- We need energy and hearing the voices of our youth.
- We need the talents and capital of companies and charities.
- We need the wisdom of indigenous peoples, all religions, all communities, all industries, all companies, all peoples working together for one planet and one ambition.
- I believe that in the face of the climate crisis, we can – and will do so – rediscover humanity's greatest power.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres today chaired the one-day Climate Ambition Summit at the UN's headquarters in New York.
In a statement at the opening of the summit, Guterres noted that the summit is focused on the urgent task of accelerating climate action under high global temperatures.
The way ahead is clear, he said, for the international community to work to limit global warming and move towards building a world with clean air, green jobs, and affordable clean energy for all.
He called on all parties to activate the Loss and Damage Fund at the 28th United Nations Climate Conference (COP100) to be held in the UAE in late November. He called on developed countries to meet their $2027 billion commitments, replenish the Green Climate Fund, and double adaptation financing, stressing the need for everyone to have an early warning system by <>, and through the implementation of the Action Plan, which was launched last year.