COP27: The top quotes from climate and world leaders at the UN summit

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks as he attends the COP27 climate summit.

'We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator,' says UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Image: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine
Joe Biden, US President
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazilian President-elect
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
William Ruto, President of Kenya
Sherry Rehman, Minister of Climate Change, Pakistan

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Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme
Kunal Satyarthi, India Negotiator on Loss and Damage
Archana Soreng, Member of United Nations Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations, World Bank
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Al Gore, former US Vice-President
Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname
Rishi Sunak, British Prime Minister
Xie Zhenhua, Chinese Climate Envoy
Mark Brown, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
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