Climate action must not be delayed by global crises, UN talks told
Negotiators from almost 200 countries met in Germany Monday (6 June) for climate talks tasked with reigniting momentum on tackling global warming, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine overshadows the threat from rising emissions.
The conference will be a chance to test the resolve of nations facing a catalogue of crises, including escalating climate impacts, geopolitical tensions, bloodshed in Ukraine and the threat of a devastating global food crisis. Issuing a call for international unity to hold firm, outgoing UN climate change chief Patricia Espinosa told delegates it was “not acceptable to say that we are in challenging times. We must understand that climate change is moving exponentially and we can no longer afford to make just incremental progress".
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