Published: Sun, September 22, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Climate change will grab globe’s focus with summit, strikes

Climate change will grab globe’s focus with summit, strikes

Following the Monday climate summit, Guterres will steer the UN General Assembly, herding 91 heads of state, six vice presidents, 45 heads of government and more than 40 ministers through "diplomatic fashion week" or "diplomacy speed dating" as the NY gathering is often called at headquarters. The meeting will follow a global protest Friday urging governments to take action against climate change, and a Youth Action Summit on Saturday. "It's bedtime in New York.so please share as many pictures as you can as the strikes move across Asia to Europe and Africa", the 16-year-old Thunberg tweeted. "The climate emergency is being declared by people, and especially young people on the streets the world over".

"The global shift to clean energy is under way, but much more needs to be done by governments to accelerate the low carbon transition and to improve the resilience of our economy, society and the financial system to climate risks", the investors wrote.

Thunberg who is in NY to participate in the United Nations summit was one of the participants.

About 250,000 people marched in New York City demanding immediate action to curb climate change.

Recalling his recent trip to the Bahamas, Guterres said that "the level of devastation was unlike anything I have ever seen".

"By working with our peers globally and across the regions, we can scale-up ambition and action to tackle climate change and deliver on the promise of the Paris agreement", she said.

Youth leaders at U.N. demand bold climate change action
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg , center, takes part during the Climate Strike , Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in NY . Adults said they were encouraged by the students' passion and their efforts to protect the future of the planet.


This burst of events comes as scientists say the world's climate is getting even wilder, hotter and more risky.

"We are seeing extra impacts of climate disruption, due to we are pushing the climate additional and additional from its natural declare", talked about Stanford University environmental sciences chief Chris Area. "I want you to listen to the scientists", Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who drives the climate strike movement, told a United States House committee this week.

Appealing to industry leaders, the United Nations deputy chief said they have important roles to play.

Over the next few decades, acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage otherwise inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and ecosystems.

It comes as the United Nations prepares for the Climate Action Summit Monday, where the focus will be on sticking to the 2015 Paris climate accord.

On Wednesday, the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Native climate Alternate will pickle a obvious science affirm on climate commerce's effects on the oceans and the realm's ice and the outlook for seas to rise higher than beforehand thought. The paper updates a database of climate-related changes and finds that there are significant benefits from avoiding 2C and aiming to restrict the increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial global temperatures. The Summit is taking place as preparations for the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change scheduled to be held in Chile in coming November.

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