Climate Action: ‘Time Is Running Out’, UN Chief Tells Ministers

With just one month left until the COP26 climate change conference, countries must do more to reduce emissions, finance climate action and support mitigation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the final official ministerial meeting in Milan, Italy, on Thursday.The UN chief urged Governments to step up efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement, which seeks to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The 2015 accord requires countries to commit to increasingly ambitious climate action through plans known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Mr. Guterres warned that current NDCs will lead to a “catastrophic” rise of 2.7 degrees, and he called for more ambition now.

By UN News. September 30, 2021.

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