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This video is published as part of The Allegheny Front’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen the media’s focus on the climate crisis. 

Mark Phillips from CBS News and Mark Hertsgaard of The Nation interviewed António Guterres, United Nations secretary general, on Tuesday as part the of Covering Climate Now effort.

In this exclusive interview, Guterres said the worldwide response to climate change includes cities and businesses that are reducing emissions, and banks and ratings agencies that are taking climate change into consideration. But, he says, governments need to do more.

“I see the whole of the society being more and more engaged in climate action,” he said. “And what I want is to have the whole of society putting pressure on governments to make governments understand that they need to run faster. Because we are losing the race.”

This story is produced in partnership with StateImpact Pennsylvania, a collaboration among The Allegheny Front, WESA, WITF and WHYY to cover the commonwealth's energy economy.