UN Secretary-General Guterres said the world is in a “fight for life and death as the climate chaos gallops at a gallop” and that the 20 richest countries are not doing enough in this regard.
Guterres spoke at a meeting in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27).
Stating that greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming are at their highest level and are increasing, Guterres said that the time has come for a “share-level compromise” between the rich developed countries that emit most of these gases and the developing economies that generally feel the worst effects.
“TIME TO ACT”
Stressing that it is time to act, Guterres said, “Failure to act will lead to further loss of confidence and further climate damage. This is a moral imperative that cannot be ignored.” said.
Expressing that COP27, which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November, “must be the place to take action on loss and damage,” Guterres stated that the commitments of the G20 group, which consists of 20 of the world’s leading economies, “have come too little and too late”.
Guterres stated that the world “is in a life and death struggle as the climate chaos is galloping” and that the 20 richest countries in the world are not doing enough in this regard, adding that the current commitments and policies prevent the chance of limiting the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, let alone reaching the 1.5 degree target. told.
“We are in a life and death struggle for our own safety today and for our survival tomorrow,” Guterres said. he said.
Underlining that COP27 is the place to show that all G20-led countries are together in this struggle, Guterres said that the best way to do this is to attend COP27.