UN's Guterres: No deal in climate change talks would be 'suicidal'

UN's Guterres: No deal in climate change talks would be 'suicidal'

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‎"It is a historic role for Egypt and we are involved in all negotiation rooms at COP24", Yasmine Fouad, ‎Egypt's minister of environment, told Ahram Online.‎.

At the 195-nation negotiations, the International Olympic Committee and UN launched an initiative aimed to line up verifiable commitments from sports federations and clubs to cut carbon pollution in line with the Paris Agreement.

Regionally, it convened a number of meetings with Asean members to discuss climate change and is also supporting the South-east Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility to address the growing natural catastrophe protection gap in the region.

"We believe it is more important now than mitigation efforts in these ‎countries", Fouad pointed out.

The US stood alone among the world's countries in refusing to endorse the findings of the report.

Another issue that Fouad is working on resolving is the restructuring of the UN Adaptation Fund, which is ‎currently managed mainly by developing countries.

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American diplomats participated in a side event where countries exchanged their experiences of tackling climate change.

The amount of coal in the global electricity mix would need to be reduced to close to 0% by 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5°c, said Global Warming of 1.5 °C: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.

‎"Germany is now the largest contributor to the fund", Fouad noted, adding that no country will be ‎able to fight climate change without funding.‎. We no longer have the luxury of time. "I am quite sure that we will do it on time", Flasbarth ‎stressed.‎.

The climate talks in Katowice, Poland, have entered a crunch phase, with some delegations calling for stronger leadership to ensure agreement is reached.

In another message, the senior United Nations representative acknowledged that climate change is happening faster than us, but COP24 can revert this trend, he added.

Many countries still have to have access to financing for more climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.‎. "They want us to finish the job", Guterres said.

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Nearly 200 countries are gathered at the December 2-14 meeting in Katowice, Poland, to finalize the rules of the 2015 Paris accord on curbing global warming.

Saich pointed out that financial institutions like the EIB provide technical assistance and help out with ‎the design and the implementation of projects. "The eyes of the world are upon us.more than 32,000 people have come here to find solutions to climate change".

Gore has spent years raising awareness of global warming and advocating prevention strategies.

Noting that the deadline to finalise the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) was a target the nations imposed upon themselves at the COP22 in Moroccan city Marrakech in 2016, Guterres said both the Convention and the Paris Agreement recognise that all countries have different realities, capacities and circumstances.

Average world temperatures are on course to far exceed the main goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday [Nov. 11].

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