United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN (June 30, 2019), Secretary-General's remarks to Climate Summit Preparatory Meeting. Abu Dhabi. https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2019-06-30/secretary-generals-remarks-climate-summit-preparatory-meeting 

"My message is clear.Solutions exist. First, let’s shift taxes from salaries to carbon.  We should tax pollution, not people. Second, stop subsidizing fossil fuels. Taxpayers’ money should not be used to boost hurricanes, spread drought and heat waves, and melt glaciers.”


Reuters (2019), Tax pollution, not people, says UN chief on Pacific visit. Video. https://uk.reuters.com/video/2019/05/13/tax-pollution-not-people-says-un-chief-o?rpc=401&videoId=549359664&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=LatestVideosUK&rpc=401&videoChannel=117763

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: 

“It’s important to move taxes from salaries to carbon, to tax pollution, not people.”