December 4, 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that global warming is continuing, and that the most ambitious objective of the 2015 Paris agreement, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, is “on life support.” “The 1.5-degree limit is on life support, and it is vanishing fast,” the top UN official said late Wednesday after wrapping off two talks with several leaders of state and government to discuss the climate emergency and the triple global crisis of food, energy, and finance.

“You’ve all seen the horrific photographs from Pakistan. This is occurring with only 1.2 degrees of global warming… We’re on track to exceed 3 degrees “According to Xinhua news agency, the UN Secretary-General. According to Guterres, he told the assembled leaders that “we need their action, their leadership, immediately.” “First, greater ambition in mitigation is required to keep 1.5 alive. Emissions must be cut by 45 percent by 2030. Current commitments will be increased by 14%.”

The Secretary-General specifically urged G20 leaders to “stop our fossil fuel addiction.” Concerning financing, the top UN official urged efforts to “deliver in full” on commitments made to developing countries. “The world needs to know how rich countries plan to deliver the $100 billion per year. I underlined the importance of doubling adaptation funding to $40 billion each year by 2025 “He continued.

(source : IANS)

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