UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on countries to declare a climate emergency to curb the global warming crisis. He said this in his inaugural address at the climate ambitious summit on Saturday. Leaders of more than 70 countries are expected to address the one-day conference. Qatar-based Al Jazeera reports.
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2015, a climate-ambitious summit is being held in order to speed up the process of reducing carbon emissions to curb global warming. The one-day conference was attended by leaders of several countries.
In Paris five years ago, countries promised to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Recalling that promise, Antonio Guterres said that the steps taken to accomplish that goal were insufficient. He also said that in some cases these steps have been ignored.
The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that if the world community does not change its course, the global temperature could rise to three degrees Celsius in this century.
Antonio Guterres asks, den can anyone deny the dramatic emergency we are facing today? That is why today I call upon all world leaders to declare climate emergency in their respective countries. This condition will continue until carbon neutrality is achieved. ‘