UN Secretary General António Guterres. Source UN, fair use, low resolution image to identify the subject.

UN: “New funding for fossil fuel exploration and production infrastructure is delusional”

Essay by Eric Worrall

Global communism: “… make renewable energy technology a global public good, including removing intellectual property barriers to technology transfer. …”.

The following is the video of the speech. Note the video quality has been reduced to make the original 650Mb video file more manageable. The original video is available here.

The following is the transcript of the speech;

Secretary-General’s video message to the Sixth Austrian World Summit

Watch the video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads2.unmultimedia.org/public/video/evergreen/MSG+SG+/SG+7+Jun+22/MSG+SG+Austrian+World+summit+7+Jun+22.mp4

Excellencies, friends,

I thank the Austrian Government and Arnold Schwarzenegger for convening this important annual Summit.

It comes at a pivotal moment.

It is fifty years since the United Nations convened the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

But since then, few of our promises on the environment have been honoured.

The window to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis is closing fast.

Our planet has already warmed by as much as 1.2 degrees.

To keep the 1.5-degree goal within reach, we must reduce emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by mid-century.

But current national commitments will lead to an increase by almost 14 per cent this decade.

Last year, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions grew by 6 per cent when they should be falling.

Let me be blunt: most national climate pledges are simply not good enough. 

This is not just my view. 

Science and public opinion are giving timid climate policies a giant fail mark.

We are witnessing a historic and dangerous disconnect: science and citizens are demanding ambitious and transformative climate action.

Meanwhile many governments are dragging their feet.

This inaction has grave consequences.

Climate disruption is being felt right now, with nearly half of humanity in the danger zone.

And, at a time when we should all come together in the fight for our lives, senseless wars are tearing us apart.

The energy crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine has seen a perilous doubling down on fossil fuels by the major economies.

The war has reinforced an abject lesson:  our energy mix is broken.

Had we invested massively in renewable energy in the past, we would not be so dramatically at the mercy of the instability of fossil fuel markets.

Households and businesses face crippling prices. 

Our world faces climate chaos. 

New funding for fossil fuel exploration and production infrastructure is delusional. 

It will only further feed the scourge of war, pollution and climate catastrophe. 

I repeat my call for G20 governments to dismantle coal infrastructure, with a full phase-out by 2030 for OECD countries and 2040 for all others.

And I call on all financial actors to abandon fossil fuel finance and invest in renewable energy.

The only true path to energy security, stable power prices, prosperity and a livable planet lies in abandoning polluting fossil fuels, especially coal, and accelerating the renewables-based energy transition.

Renewables are the peace plan of the 21st century.

Cheaper, more reliable and fairer energy options are already available in the shape of wind and solar.

This is true for all regions.
The cost of solar energy and batteries has plummeted 85 per cent over the past decade

The cost of wind power fell by 55 per cent.

On the other hand, oil and gas have reached record price levels.

And investment in renewables creates three times more jobs than fossil fuels.

This is why I have proposed five concrete actions to jumpstart the renewable energy transition.

First, make renewable energy technology a global public good, including removing intellectual property barriers to technology transfer. 

Second, improve global access to supply chains for renewable energy technologies components and raw materials.

Third, reform the bureaucracies and red tape that hold up gigawatts of renewables projects.

We need fast-track approvals for solar and wind projects and more effort to modernize electricity grids.

Fourth, the world must shift energy subsidies from fossil fuels to renewable energy, while addressing the potential consequences to the most vulnerable people.

And fifth, we need to triple investments in renewables.
This includes multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, as well as commercial banks. 

All must step up and dramatically boost investments in renewables.

And, as climate impacts worsen, we must also invest far more in adaptation and resilience building to protect lives and livelihoods.

This requires elevating adaptation action onto an equal footing with efforts to cut emissions, doubling adaptation finance from 2019 levels.

And it means ensuring that every person on Earth is protected by early warning systems within five years.

I count on this meeting to amplify these messages.

Let’s work together for an inclusive transition to a sustainable world.

Thank you.

Source: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2022-06-14/secretary-generals-video-message-the-sixth-austrian-world-summit

Former Governor of California and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger arranged this event. I doubt US participants travelled to the event by rowing across the Atlantic.

Pretty much any technology – computers, advanced manufacturing techniques – can be deemed a vital component of “renewable energy technology”, so in my opinion this speech amounts to a demand that the USA permanently surrender all important technological intellectual property rights.

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Ed Reid
June 14, 2022 2:07 pm

China continues to surreptitiously assist the US and others in surrendering their intellectual property.

Reply to  Ed Reid
June 15, 2022 10:10 am

And, if intellectual properties are now a “public good”, what motivations do investors and or countries have in developing any of this?
Lack of impetus leads to stagnation. Stagnation advances nowhere good.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Rocketscientist
June 15, 2022 1:32 pm

No communist leader has ever starved. All the suffering and martyrdom for the cause is left to the peasants. read Plato’s Republic, the first blueprint of a communist Utopia. The philosopher kings keep all the luxury and learniong for themselves and the peasants are instructed how to live in every fine detail.

June 14, 2022 2:18 pm

If only women and sundry alphabet soup people had more solar panels windmills and Teslas they’d all be sweet according to the experts-
Climate crisis may lead to more violence towards women, girls, gender and sexual minorities, study warns (msn.com)
Must be comforting struggling with the power bills and other minor necessities of life knowing taxeaters are burning the midnight oil with this heady stuff.

Reply to  observa
June 14, 2022 2:44 pm

PS: Do savour the ‘Key messages’ from Kim Sarah Fiona Sara Laura and Lucy which will be of much comfort to the wading Bangladeshi mum-
Extreme events and gender-based violence: a mixed-methods systematic review – The Lancet Planetary Health

John Larson
Reply to  observa
June 14, 2022 8:25 pm

This just in; Climate crisis may lead to little green frogs flying out my butt.

Ron Long
June 14, 2022 2:40 pm

This report reminds me of the billboards that were common many years ago “Bankrupt communism—throw the United Nations out of New York”. AAnold? Tell your kids this is what happens when you take steroids.

Reply to  Ron Long
June 14, 2022 10:19 pm

I’m all for the UN being moved out of the U.S.
Antarctica has plenty of open space and could use some hot air.

Reply to  Brad-DXT
June 15, 2022 12:28 pm

I dunno. I consider the UN sort of like psychotherapy for the ignorant. A good source of information on what not to do.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Ron Long
June 15, 2022 8:09 am

Reminds me of the billboards in “They Live!” (when seen through those special sunglasses).

Chris Hanley
June 14, 2022 2:43 pm

Secretary-General’s video message to the Sixth Austrian World Summit

Hardly a word of it is true.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
June 14, 2022 4:01 pm

Missing links? Rare facts. A wind turbine, a photovoltaic panel short of a catastrophic anthropogenic Green blight… lie.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
June 15, 2022 9:42 am

Calling him a delusional madman sounds like hyperbole and yet is literally the most accurate description. He actually needs therapy. I stress, this is not ad hominem, he’s literally delusional.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  DaveinCalgary
June 15, 2022 1:37 pm

No Dave, the problem with people like you, normal reasonable people, you cannot grasp that these people know what they are saying is impractical; the reduction in the number of people on the planet, so they can have it all, is their goal. They want to control all the Earth’s resources and distribute them “equitably”, AKA rationing, so they can keep it for themselves.

These people want a World Government, which they will run, just like the Commissioners of the EU, a prototype. And likewise, it will never be audited. Convenient.

Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
June 15, 2022 6:49 pm

I agree with you Robert ..I posted on this topic yesterday and I saw that my post was waiting moderation .Then it vanished .
There was no swearing or threats to any one and I have been posting for many years and this has never happened before .
I said that it maybe time to defund the UN as if they were acting in the best interests of world peace they should expel Russia from the UN and charge the Russian leaders with war crime over their invasion of the Ukraine .
I also said that Maurice Strong of the UN had pushed climate change through the UNIPCC as an attempt to to socialize the world .
The UN has swallowed globawl warming and are pushing the scam to change the world to a much worse place except for the elite .

George V
June 14, 2022 2:45 pm

Last week I referred to the UN as a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Add stupidity to that.

willem post
Reply to  George V
June 15, 2022 3:31 am

The deranged EU bureaucrats in Brussels had been drinking the UN KOOL-AID, and were eagerly dancing to the UN climate tunes, and telling member countries not to sign long-term gas supply contracts with Russia, because it looked bad regarding fighting global warming.


As a result, EU members had to buy gas on the SPOT market, which went through the roof, because Russia supplies gas only to customers with long term contracts, AS DO ALL OTHER GAS SELLERS.

Normally, the SPOT market is just a very small fraction of the total gas market, but now, IN EUROPE, it had become the 800-lb gorilla in the room.

The EU bureaucrats were PISSED at Russia, because they had thought Russia would supply gas to the SPOT market, which it did not.

The EU bureaucrat scheme fell apart, much scrambling to shift the blame, egg-on-faces every where.

IDEOLOGY-DRIVEN EU bureaucrats had shot themselves in the foot, AGAIN

All that happened in 2021, well before Ukraine, with EU gas storage levels at record lows, and WIND AND SOLAR HAVING UNDERPERFORMED FOR MONTHS.


The UN nutcases, and EU bureaucrats, and other Climate Posses are holding hands and dancing in a circle of deranged, positive-feedback madness.

Gary Pate
Reply to  George V
June 15, 2022 11:16 pm

Add cesspool of corruption

Rud Istvan
June 14, 2022 2:46 pm

Proof that the UN is delusional.

Robert B
June 14, 2022 2:52 pm

There is only one way to save the world for our children. You must sacrifice your children’s future.

Reply to  Robert B
June 14, 2022 4:04 pm

Spare the future, sacrifice the children. Planned accordingly with UN-approved rites performed for social, redistributive, clinical, and fair weather (e.g. climate stasis) causes.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Robert B
June 14, 2022 4:49 pm

In the UK, the kiddies are already sacrificed.
Apart from being driven insane crazy and neurotic by their insane crazy and neurotic parents & teachers, UK birthrate is seemingly now running at 1.4
…..one point four children per couple….

Question: Why did the general population become crazy insane neurotic?

  1. They are following the lead of their own elected Government
  2. Said Government relentlessly tells them they are crazy insane neurotic (and money grubbing liars) via projection
  3. They eat sugar, drink alcohol
  4. Are addicted to Trash TV, anti-social media and misinformation-unlimited media. e.g. the BBC

In many ways it’s all true.
Huge numbers of children are now Autistic Spectrum Disorder, 12.5% of everybody actually has Alzheimer’s marked as their primary cause of death and same disorder is quantifiable in anybody who is simply overweight. i.e. pre-diabetic or actually diabetic.
That is now 50%+ of everybody, now including some teenagers.
Gotta get ’em young you see.

While still being soooo rich and intelligent that our birthrate will see the UK gone completely extinct inside a few hundred years

June 14, 2022 2:52 pm

citizens are demanding ambitious and transformative climate action.

Said no citizens, ever.

What they DID SAY was –

“where’s this cheap electricity you goons have been promising for 40 years now!

Dr. Bob
Reply to  Mr.
June 14, 2022 4:06 pm

Isn’t Renewable Power so cheap now that there is no need to meter it? Or am I mistaken and that was what was promised by the nuclear crowd in the 1950’s.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
June 14, 2022 5:53 pm

That could have been true of nuclear had the environmentalists not done everything in their power to make nuclear more expensive.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
June 15, 2022 2:49 am

“…promised by the nuclear crowd in the 1950’s”

Actually that was said about nuclear fusion – which was only 40 years away!

Reply to  Mr.
June 14, 2022 4:07 pm

Cheap, yes. Unreliable, intermittent. Inexpensive, no. Available, sleep, now. Thou doth expect too much. Viability is a gay and fleeting indulgence. Please insert another baby to progress.

Reply to  n.n
June 14, 2022 6:51 pm

Watch who you’re calling gay, fella.
My missus decked the last bloke who made eyes at me.

June 14, 2022 3:02 pm

if china does not cooperate all the rest of us are wasting our time.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 14, 2022 4:29 pm

The Big Guy would be smart to hold out for more than his usual 10%!

Reply to  harold gott
June 14, 2022 4:53 pm

Whether or not China cooperates they are wasting our time (and money)

June 14, 2022 3:02 pm

this speech amounts to a demand that the USA permanently surrender all important technological intellectual property rights.
And China, of course. What could go wrong?

We have been used to the UN spouting gibberish and nonsense since the beginning. Good to see they have not changed anything.

June 14, 2022 3:02 pm

the UN is in china’s pocket. the wuhan virus proved that.

Reply to  harold gott
June 14, 2022 4:56 pm

They share a goal of unlimited government power and are both working headlong towards it. They disagree on who will control that government. The UN is focused on realizing the corruption potential now while the Chinese play the long game.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Ted
June 15, 2022 4:16 am

I think you nailed it, Ted.

Not Chicken Little
June 14, 2022 3:17 pm

“They” mean to “jumpstart the renewable energy transition” by hook or by crook, and jam it down our throats whether we want it or not.

Never mind that it is not now and most likely never will be a workable alternative to the energy we get from fossil fuels and nuclear. Ideology counts for everything; physics and reality count for nothing.

And as far as they are concerned, the more damage done to people’s lives and our economy, the better. That makes the forced transition to socialism so much easier, when people are impoverished and dependent on government for everything.

Reply to  Not Chicken Little
June 14, 2022 4:10 pm

Renewable drivers, intermittent energy.

Steve Case
June 14, 2022 3:23 pm

And, at a time when we should all come together in the fight for our lives, senseless wars are tearing us apart.

If there are to be any senseless wars, cutting off energy supply lines and stealing intellectual property might just be a cause.

Tom Halla
June 14, 2022 3:24 pm

Double down on failure, and steal? That could be the motto of the UN.

alastair gray
June 14, 2022 3:28 pm

well if that is all then as a spokesman for the oil Industry. “We’ll be back”
what a guff of verbal diaorhea

Len Werner
June 14, 2022 3:53 pm

Anyone who wants to see how this all turns out, see: Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.

Michael in Dublin
June 14, 2022 3:54 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger should have stuck to acting in fantasty movies because he does not seem to be able to distinguish between fantasy and reality.

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
June 14, 2022 5:40 pm

‘I did not molest any of those womens in elevators. But if I did molest some womens it would not be molest, because they would have enjoyed it.’

June 14, 2022 3:57 pm

No fossils, just hydrocarbons. Got it.

Sequester the Green blight.

June 14, 2022 4:19 pm

Tolkien’s two towers…

The UN and the Kremlin

June 14, 2022 4:38 pm

The cost of solar energy and batteries has plummeted 85 per cent over the past decade

The cost of wind power fell by 55 per cent.

If you are going to lie, you might as well make it a big one.

June 14, 2022 4:45 pm

It must be a large window that has been closing for decades with each decade at a critical moment. The problem with intellectual property, is people in high places selling it under the table by the ever closing window.

June 14, 2022 4:51 pm

When you thought Ban Ki Moon was crazy, then come this guy who is clearly even crazier. He is a promoter of global socialism for the rich elite.

michael hart
June 14, 2022 5:47 pm

“… make renewable energy technology a global public good, including removing intellectual property barriers to technology transfer. …”.

I think they should absolutely give away the IP for windmills and solar panels, for free.

It’s not worth anything.

The sooner the whole world recognises this, the better.

June 14, 2022 5:48 pm

“Renewables are the peace plan of the 21st century.”

Wow, a bunch of one liners that are turned into a speech.

I would like to thank Arnold as well … thanks Arnold.

(what are Arnold’s future political ambitions?)

Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 15, 2022 7:33 am

Arnie is likely leaning toward some UN position.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  DonM
June 15, 2022 8:34 pm

He’ll have to crawl over trudeau to get it

June 14, 2022 7:17 pm

And in Western Australia the Labor Premier has said Collie coal plants will be closed. He is going to retrain people. M ore coders perhaps?

Reply to  lee
June 14, 2022 9:31 pm

WA has a shortage of baristas.
And coal miners already have black under their fingernails, so that’s a big start right there.

high treason
June 14, 2022 7:17 pm

Just how convenient that every Secretary-General of the United Nazis (they do behave that way) has been a Communist, Socialist or a Nazi (Kurt Waldheim.) Remember, the UN is a PRIVATE body. Just because they have representatives from around the globe does NOT mean they truly represent the interests of Sovereign Nations.
It is time to grow up and recognize that the UN is a massive swindle. Along with the WEF and banksters, they want to take control of the entire planet. The Paris Accord extortion racket whereby the taxpayers of the planet fork out hundreds of billions a year to the UN to “combat” a “problem” they claim exists and for which progress or lack of progress(along with an excuse to extract even more money) is measured by them.
It is time to question the true agenda of the UN.

Walter Sobchak
June 14, 2022 7:22 pm

So he is on the Chinese payroll just like Brandon.

June 14, 2022 8:02 pm

How can these over educated fools be so ignorant?

Reply to  Bob
June 15, 2022 4:40 am

The perks of the job make it very attractive to be so.

Reply to  Bob
June 15, 2022 10:24 am

They never held jobs where results mattered.

June 14, 2022 8:50 pm

Well there certainly is something here that is delusional so he’s half right. I’m sorry to say this but you truly can’t fix stupid!

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 14, 2022 10:35 pm

So say the most deluded of them all. Unfortunately they will be back.

Rod Evans
June 15, 2022 12:19 am

The most troubling aspect of his speech is the disconnect between his early studies in electrical engineering and his position today. Fifty years on, he is a rampant socialist and does not hide his allegiances. It is sad to think, a man of influence would abandon his education and his obvious awareness of what is possible and what is impossible, preferring to be political over being scientific.. He prefers to advance political ideology rather than advance beneficial energy programs across the world.

Tom Abbott
June 15, 2022 3:49 am

From the article: “We are witnessing a historic and dangerous disconnect: science and citizens are demanding ambitious and transformative climate action.”

I agree. It is a dangerous disconnect for “science” and [some] citizens to be demanding ambitious and transformative climate action, when there is no evidence this is necessary.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 16, 2022 6:48 am

From the article: “We are witnessing a historic and dangerous disconnect: science and citizens are demanding ambitious and transformative climate action.”

It’s quite true: people down here in Cornwall talk of little else.

(This is sarcasm for Simon and Nick Stokes).

Matthew Sykes
June 15, 2022 3:58 am

This is such utter crap, really. The cost of wind power is infinite when the wind isnt blowing (cost of turbine divided by zero is infinity).

And thats the problem the UK has. Not the Ukraine war.

This clown, this fool, spouting utter crap, why the hell do we listen to him? Why do we even pay him a salary?

June 15, 2022 5:08 am

Someone at the UN should be advised that without coal, oil and gas their so called renewable energy will not exist. In fact nothing will exist except subsistence farming. They also need to be informed that CO2 is not now nor ever has been a climate driver.

Gunga Din
Reply to  VOWG
June 15, 2022 9:21 am

The goal (“The Cause”) is not renewable energy. It is power and control. Totalitarian.
(Whether “Right” or “Left” doesn’t mater, as long as they are at the top and control “Freedom”.)

June 15, 2022 6:37 am

I fail to understand why the US shelters an organization this hostile to civilization within its borders.

Gunga Din
Reply to  roaddog
June 15, 2022 9:32 am

In my humble opinion, The League of Nations failed because the US did not join after WW1 even though it was President Wilson’s idea. So, after WW2, they put the UN’s HQ in the US as a deterrent to the US withdrawing.
The US should withdraw, move the HQ to The Hague and then ignore it.
It’s never done anything to preserve the individual
freedoms we in the US under The Constitution and Bill of Rights enjoy.
One of The Founding Fathers (Washington?) warned us of foreign entanglements.

AGW is Not Science
June 15, 2022 8:24 am

Delusional?! LMFAO.

Let’s put a mirror in front of this fool so he can see who is “delusional.”

Delusion #1: The ridiculous notion that wind and solar are anything but less efficient, more environmentally damaging ways to produce electricity from fossil fuels.

Delusion #2: The notion that wind and solar can produce equivalent electric energy (ONLY) to fossil fuels, which h conveniently ignores the herd of Wholly Mammoths in the room – intermittency, which means fossil fuels have to be kept ready to go to back up the worse-than-useless wind and solar anyway.

Delusion #3: The notion that we don’t STILL need fossil fuels for heating, transport, and as component parts of just about everything we can take for granted in first world countries, including FOOD.

Delusion #4: The notion that skyrocketing prices for fossil fuels are anything more than the RESULT of the STUPID policies idiots like him keep trying to shove down everyone’s throats.

Delusion #5: The notion that his admission that it takes three times the labor to source electricity from wind and solar is “good” news – and of course leaves out the additional “extra” labor that has to be kept on hand at fossil fuel and nuclear power stations to keep the lights on when the whims of the weather don’t cooperate.

Delusion #6: That the extra labor requirements alone (not to mention the REQUIRED duplicate power generation facilities) won’t DRIVE UP ENERGY PRICES unnecessarily and thereby damage the economy of every country STUPID enough to embrace “renewable energy.”

Delusion #7: That the imaginary “climate crisis” is real.

I could go on, but you get the idea…

John the Econ
June 15, 2022 9:30 am

It’s as though we’re living “Atlas Shrugged”. Issue Directive 10-289 immediately to save the planet!

Reply to  John the Econ
June 16, 2022 6:50 am

Frighteningly prescient. Ayn Rand knew what she was talking about.

June 15, 2022 10:29 am
Schrodinger's Cat
June 15, 2022 11:06 am

He is correct. Atmospheric CO2 concentration is not doing what he wants. That is because it is determined by Henry’s Law and has very little to do with mankind.

June 15, 2022 1:19 pm

Overpaid “diplomats”

HONG KONG—The United Nations’ top human-rights advocate said she wouldn’t seek a second term, following a barrage of sharp criticism from Western officials and activists over her handling of alleged rights violations in China.
Addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, Michelle Bachelet said the council’s current session, started this week, would be the last one she briefs as U.N. high commissioner for human rights, a role she will relinquish when her four-year stint ends at the end of August.
Ms. Bachelet, 70 years old, cited personal reasons for not seeking another term, telling reporters there was no link between her decision and the criticism she has faced. The former Chilean president said she had made her decision and informed U.N. Secretary General António Guterres of it before traveling to China in late May for a visit that Western officials and rights advocates have panned for allegedly playing into Beijing’s narratives about its rights record.

June 15, 2022 1:24 pm

Preach to us from eastern Ukraine if you mean it.

Robert of Ottawa
June 15, 2022 1:29 pm

Who elected the head of the UN to destroy pour peasant lives. He can talk of eliminating electricity because he will still have his; you can be sur eof that. He will still eat four course lunches and be flown around in jet planes from one island of luxury to the other.

June 15, 2022 8:02 pm

Doesn’t Guterres just look like an old skool Soviet commissar? I can picture him in a uniform with rows of fake medals snoozing at a table in Stalin’s dacha, awakening momentarily to take another shot of vodka and saying ” Da! Da! ” to whatever pronouncement the great man (Stalin) has just made. ” We will bury the Americans! ” ” Da! ” ” Their tanks are no match for our tanks! ” ” Da! ” ” Mao is a fool! ” ” Da! ” ” The capitalists will never succeed in suppressing the glorious revolution of the worldwide proletariat! Mark my words! ” ” Da……” Sound of loud snoring…

Pat from Kerbob
June 15, 2022 8:38 pm

All you need to understand about the UN is that North Korea is now in charge of the nuclear disarmament bureaucracy.

Equivalent of Putin investigating Russian actions in Ukraine for the UN.

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