Countries bound for COP27 must make climate action ‘the top global priority’ – UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) briefs reporters on climate change and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt.

(United Nations News) As government representatives begin to finalise the agenda for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month, the UN chief told journalists in New York that the work ahead is “as immense as the climate impacts we are seeing around the world”.

Speaking to reporters in New York, as the pre-COP meeting got underway in Kinshasa, Secretary-General António Guterres laid out the worsening impacts worldwide.

“A third of Pakistan floodedEurope’s hottest summer in 500 years. The Philippines hammered. The whole of Cuba in black-out. And here, in the United States, Hurricane Ian has delivered a brutal reminder that no country and no economy is immune from the climate crisis,” he highlighted.

And while “climate chaos gallops ahead, climate action has stalled,” he added.

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