India can become a true global superpower in fight against climate change, says UN Secretary-General

India has a “crucial role” to play in promoting clean energy as the world attempts to recover from the Coronavirus outbreak, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.

Delivering the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture, the UN chief called on the South Asian nation to take the lead in transforming global economic, energy and health systems in order to create inclusive economies, save lives and avert the threat of climate change.


“India can become a true global superpower in the fight against climate change if it speeds up its shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy,” he stated.

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting sustainable development at risk, Mr Guterres outlined how adopting clean energy could benefit millions worldwide.