Publicado: Jue, Diciembre 06, 2018
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

United Nations chief Guterres calls for more action to tackle climate change

United Nations chief Guterres calls for more action to tackle climate change

In a report requested by United Nations climate summit leaders, the WHO outlines the economic benefits of improved health are more than double the costs of cutting emissions, and even higher in India and China, which are plagued by toxic air.

India can get massive health benefits worth $3- $8 trillion by making efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end this century, says a special report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) released at the United Nations climate conference in Poland.

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As a member of the Committee of the African Heads of State on Climate Change - a group of 10 African countries that meets and takes positions concerning issues of climate change on behalf of the continent - Nigeria has been at the forefront of advancing policies and initiatives aimed at addressing significant challenges occasioned by climate change such as reviving the Lake Chad, halting and reversing desertification, flooding, ocean surge and oil spillage.

We all know that ongoing climate change is already causing negative health effects, and undermining the "right to health" represented in the Paris agreement.

Nations pressed on 'urgent threat' of climate change
Sir David Attenborough warned it could lead to the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of "much of the natural world ".

"I am glad that my friend Emmanuel Macron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago", said Trump.

He added the Paris agreement was not enough and that more must be done. We are off-track, we will not reach 2020 with what was promised in Paris. "So, we need a huge increase in ambition". The 2015 agreement set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), ideally 1.5 C (2.7 F) by the end of the century.

Morawiecki said at the conference's Global Climate Action event that, "comparing the various starting points of different countries", Poland boasted "achievements in reducing carbon emissions in the context of the Kyoto Protocol".

Host Poland proposed a declaration for a "just transition" away from coal mining, the supplier of its main source of energy, which calls for winning social acceptance for the necessary changes.

Nations more immediately threatened by climate change, including Fiji, are urging for nations to act now.

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