UN Secretary-General urges all countries to take immediate climate action

UN Secretary-General urges all countries to take immediate climate action


DILI, 20 september, 2021 (TATOLI)– United Nations General Secretary, António Guterres urges all the nation’s leaders to take climate action, saying the world is on a catastrophic path to warming 2.7 °C.

“It is time to take climate action, or People of all nations will pay the tragic price as the world is on a catastrophic path to warming 2.7 °C,” Said in a statement released from the United Nations following the report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The (UNFCCC) and the nationally determined contributions of all parties to the Paris Agreement indicate that the world is on a catastrophic path towards 2.7°C warmings which has violated a promise made six years ago to pursue the 1.5°C goals of the Paris Agreement [on climate change]. Failure to meet this goal will be measured by the massive loss of lives and livelihoods: “Science says that we need 45 percent emission reductions by 2030 to achieve carbon neutrality by the middle of this century,”

This report implies a 16 percent increase in emissions by 2030 compared to 2010. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is code red for humanity. They’re also made clear that it was not too late to meet the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target.

‘We have the tools to achieve this goal. But we are quickly running out of time,” Said Gutteres.

The Group of 20 (G20) countries accounts for 80 percent of global emissions. Their leadership is needed more than ever. The decisions they make now will determine whether promises made in Paris are kept or broken.

Before the [twenty-sixth United Nations Conference on Climate Change], COP26, all countries must submit a more ambitious nationally determined contribution that helps put the world on a 1.5°C path: “We also need developed countries to finally meet the $100 billion commitment pledged more than a decade ago to support developing countries. The Climate Finance report published today by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) shows that this goal has not been achieved either,”

“Finally, we need all donors and multilateral development banks, commit to providing at least 50 percent of their public climate finance to support vulnerable developing countries to build resilience to the impacts of a worsening climate,” Guterres added.

“The fight against climate change will only succeed if everyone unites to promote more ambition, more cooperation, and more credibility. No more ignoring science. No more ignoring the demands of people everywhere. It’s time for leaders to stand up and give, or people in all countries will pay a tragic price.” he said


Journalist: José Barmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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