Dear Sir,

On behalf of all of us who will not be in attendance on September the 23rd, let me say that there is no point in the United Nations showcasing a leap in collective national political ambitions at the forthcoming Climate Summit.


Because the conference will not inject momentum in the “race to the top” among countries, companies, cities and civil society that are needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Because like the Paris summit this gathering will not demonstrate a massive movement in the real economy terms in support of the Paris agenda.

There is no point in asking countries to show how they are going to full transformation their economies in line with sustainable development goals.


Because as before there will be no concrete, realistic plans by nations to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.

As you very well know the world is incapable of leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.

The reason for this is that there can be no collective decision on reducing emmissions world wide without financial support. 

There is no need to tell you that the world as we see it today is turning inwards to I am all right Jack.

No matter what the forthcoming Climate Conference achieves I am afraid  there is no country, organisation or individual that is willing now or in the future to pay the costs associated with reverting Climate change.

We all know that to set radical change in motion it is going to take more than hollow promises coming out of confrences around the world.

The implications of global warming are non-negotiable and therefore there can be no compromises.


To really accept that the climate is being affected by human practices and that it is our collective responsibility to take action, we have to get our head around a series of mental obstacles put in place by our evolutionary history and cultural practices.

What is needed is to make profit for profit sake foot the billions that are going to be required.

This can be achieved by getting all world stock exchanges to place a 0.05% world aid commission on all transactions –  Hight frequency trading – Sovernighty Wealth funds acquisitions- Foreign Exchange transactions over $50,000.- Lotteries –

Yours faithfully

Robert de Mayo Dillon.

( If you agree with the above please add your signature to this letter and forward it to- antonio.guterres@un.org )