UN secretary general calls on all countries to declare a climate emergency
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UN secretary general calls on all countries to declare a climate emergency

UN secretary general calls on all countries to declare  a  climate emergency

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, António Guterreshas called on all countries to declare a climate emergency,  at a virtual summit on the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. 

 

Guterreshas criticised the wealthy  countries for spending 50% more of their pandemic recovery cash on fossil fuels in contrast  to low-carbon energy.

 

He added that  38 countries had already declared a climate emergency and he called on leaders across thw world  to now do the same.

 

“We cannot use these resources to lock in policies that burden future generations with a mountain of debt on a broken planet,” he said.

 

Source : 2020 BBC

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