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UN calls on tech and media to stop taking fossil fuel ad money — but gets nothing in response

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a special address on climate action at the American Museum of Natural History on World Environment Day in New York on June 5th, 2024. | Photo: Getty Images

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for an end to fossil fuel advertising yesterday in a fiery call to action following the release of alarming new climate data.

“I urge every country to ban advertising from fossil fuel companies. And I urge news media and tech companies to stop taking fossil fuel advertising,” Guterres said during a speech in New York City yesterday.

Guterres called out tech, media, and PR companies for accepting ad money from the fossil fuel industry even though a safe climate depends on replacing coal, oil, and gas with cleaner energy. Each of the past 12 months has smashed heat records, the European Commission’s Copernicus Climate Change Service confirmed yesterday.

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