UN Chief: Climate Change Is The 'Most Important Issue We Face'

Nations must triple efforts to achieve Paris climate goals: Study

World urged to tackle 'urgent threats' as UN climate talks begin

In an interview on the sidelines of a United Nations climate summit in Poland this week, the Terminator actor and three-time Mr. Universe victor said he was on an "environmental crusade" and urged everyone to join in the climate fight.

The smaller, poorer nations that will bare the devastating brunt of climate change are pushing for richer states to make good on the promises they made in the 2015 Paris agreement.

In Paris three years ago, countries committed to limit global temperature rises to well below 2 deg C, and to the safer cap of 1.5 deg C if at all possible.

And researchers have also found that climate change is contributing to the destruction of some of the world's most vulnerable natural habitats and is compounding natural disasters, like hurricanes, by increasing rainfall.

Referring to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) special report, released in October 2018, on the impacts of the global warming of 1.5°C, Mr. Endalew said, the IPCC report made it crystal clear that every bit of warming mattered, especially for the LDCs.

"We need to act urgently, and with audacity".

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The speeches come after four former presidents of the annual United Nations climate talks warned the "world is at a crossroads" and decisive action in the next two years would be crucial to tackle the threat of climate change.

Half the world's population is now under 30 years old, and are increasingly vocal on political and social issues, with climate change the biggest concern for youths from 180 countries, according to a 2017 World Economic Forum survey. We can not allow a negative impact of the Paris agreement on the Russian economy.

G20 leaders on Saturday agreed a final communique after their summit in Buenos Aires, declaring that the Paris Agreement was "irreversible".

Yiddish for "crazy" - for deciding to withdraw from the Paris accord, Schwarzenegger insisted the 2015 agreement has widespread support at the local and state level in the U.S.

The UN negotiations got off to a chaotic start in the Polish mining city of Katowice Sunday, with the opening session delayed almost three hours by a series out last-ditch submissions from countries.

Going into the rulebook negotiations in Katowice, there's nothing that would prevent emissions reductions that are reported in the emissions inventory of the country where the reduction occurred as part of that country's progress in meeting overall Paris mitigation goals, from being counted once again by the acquiring country (or by another user) seeking to claim that reduction toward its own mitigation effort.

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He told the delegates that "Climate change is running faster than we are and we must catch up sooner rather than later before it is too late.For many, people, regions and even countries this is already a matter of life or death".

For 1.5C, they must increase fivefold.

Brazil's strongman president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, for one, has promised to follow the American lead during his campaign. But many other countries are already dealing with the droughts, higher seas and catastrophic storms climate change is exacerbating.

Attenborough, who has produced and narrated numerous nature documentaries, is a strong advocate for fighting climate change - but that wasn't always the case.

Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji and president of last year's COP, said developed nations must act now to save the planet.

"We need concerted resource mobilisation and investment to successfully combat climate change", the Secretary-General told the delegates attending the COP24 grand opening, noting that three quarters of the infrastructure needed by 2050 for climate action still remains to be built.

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"The question really is: how do you ensure that ambitious actions are done in an equitable way?"

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