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Big Oil peddled the big lie, says UN chief Guterres at WEF 2023

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered his message on the second day of the elite gathering of world leaders and corporate executives in Davos

UN Secretary General António Guterres (above) has invited world leaders to a Climate Action Summit on September 23 in New York
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UN Secretary General António Guterres (above) has invited world leaders to a Climate Action Summit on September 23 in New York

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The world is in a “sorry state” because of myriad “interlinked” challenges including climate change and Ukraine war that are “piling up like cars in a chain reaction crash,” the UN chief said at the World Economic Forum’s meeting on Wednesday.

“We learned last week that certain fossil fuel producers were fully aware in the 1970s that their core product was baking our planet,” he said in his speech. “Some in Big Oil peddled the big lie.” 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered his message on the second day of the elite gathering of world leaders and corporate executives

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 12:08 AM IST

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