Below is the transcript of the UN Secretary-General’s video message for Earth Hour 2019:
This Earth Hour comes with a great sense of urgency.
We can see the worsening impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss, ocean pollution, soil degradation and water scarcity.
The good news is: there are solutions.
It is still possible to limit climate change, protect our planet and safeguard our future.
Technology is on our side.
I am convening a Climate Action Summit in September.
And I am telling global leaders to bring concrete plans.
Earth Hour is an opportunity to show support for ambitious climate action, by turning off your lights this Saturday, March 30th, at 8:30 p.m. local time.
Together, let’s build a cleaner, safer and greener future for everyone.