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Political will to fight against climate change is slow: UNSG

May 17, 2019 10:45 am

The political will to fight against climate change is slow.

Addressing students of the University of the South Pacific, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says current decision makers need youth intervention as the world battle climate change.

Guterres says the record levels of both land and sea temperature in the last two years is alarming and needs urgent attention.

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“In the last two years, the emission went up again after two or three years. And the truth is things are getting worse on the ground, we see storms that are more devastating everywhere, we see droughts that are progressing in some area of the world and causing displacement of people. We sea ice melting, coral bleaching, the Arctic are in big trouble, we see Antarctica and the Green Land starting to melt.”

Guterres says urgent transformation is needed in the energy sector and agriculture mobility – since we’re not on track with the Paris Agreement.

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