UN Climate Chief Warns World Against Global Warming

Patricia Espinosa, the UN’s Executive Secretary for Climate Change, has cautioned that “no nation is safe from the impacts of climate change” in the face of extreme weather and rising temperatures.

The United Nations’ top climate official has urged countries to endorse the Paris Agreement in order to reduce global warming. During his opening remarks at the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in Rotterdam, he said these things.

The “An Adaptation Acceleration Imperative for COP26” high-level dialogue in Rotterdam. Over fifty officials from the worldwide climate and development community attended the summit. The meeting was attended by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, and UN Climate Chief Patricia Espinosa.

“We are now living in the eye of the storm adapting the world to our climate emergency is essential for our safety even as we tackle a global pandemic” said Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Worldwide Center on Adaptation in his opening remarks.

Espinosa urged states to reduce global warming by adhering to the 2015 Paris Agreement. Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s eighth Secretary-General and Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation, declared, “We should be very clear that there is no issue with the Paris Agreement itself. It has been exactly the framework we needed, if only it could be lived up to”. He went on to say that the Paris Agreement requires the countries to work together. The European Commission vice president, Frans Timmermans, has urged the US to help reach the USD 100 billion targets.

Congo’s President, Felix Tshisekedi, stated that there was “political will” to handle the situation at the height of COVID-19. He anticipated that during the UN climate summit in November, affluent countries will agree to provide $100 billion to underdeveloped countries to combat climate change’s effects. The discussion was headed by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who stated that poor countries require $100 billion or more from the international community to increase climate action in emerging economies.

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