A Berlin conference was given a Climate Change ultimatum by Secretary-General Guterres
There are two options available to the world: “collective action and collective suicide”UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated Monday that climate change must be addressed immediately. He made this statement in a message to Berlin’s Petersberg Climate Dialogue.
“Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise and ocean heat have broken new records. The danger zone for floods, droughts and wildfires is half of the world’s population. No nation is immune,”Guterres stated this in a video message.
“What troubles me most is that, in facing this global crisis, we are failing to work together as a multilateral community. Instead of accepting responsibility for our future, nations continue to blame each other. We cannot continue this way,”A top UN official was also included. “Time is no longer on our side.”
This must be the decade that is decisive in climate action. It means collaboration, multilateralism and trust. There are two options. We have two options: collective action, or collective suicide.
Guterres insisted on the importance of countries around the globe “must rebuild trust and come together”Create a “concrete global response”Climate, providing financial support to people most affected by extreme environmental events.
Meeting in Germany brought together representatives of 40 countries, who discussed progress towards implementing climate agreement, reducing the use fossil fuels and promoting the switch to renewable energy. “sustainable energy sources” in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as agreed at last year’s COP26 climate summit in Scotland.
Participants also participated in preparations to the COP27 World Climate Conference scheduled for November at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Guterres urged for a “renewable energy revolution”He demanded that there be a worldwide moratorium on the construction of coal-powered power plants as well as any future oil and gas exploration. He made these comments amid the turmoil of several countries trying to implement reforms to curb global warming.
Crowds protesting fuel and food scarcity forced Sri Lanka’s government to expel industrial fertilizers. Farmers in the Netherlands protesting emissions caps have clashed with the police, while Ghana’s plan to switch to “green”Long-lasting blackouts have left Africa without energy.
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