‘A Moral, Ethical and Economic Imperative’ to Take more Action to Mitigate the ‘Existential Threat’ Posed by Climate Change

HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

It is nothing less than a “moral, ethical and economic imperative” to take more action to mitigate the existential threat posed by climate change, said top executives from across the United Nations system on Thursday [9 May 2019].

UNDP Comoros/James Stapley | People living on the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean are needing to adapt to climate change.

Calling on Member States to take “urgent action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels”, the leaders of more than 30 UN agencies and entities, issued a formal, joint appeal for governments everywhere to “step up ambition and take concrete action” ahead of the landmark Climate Action Summit, which has been convened by UN chief António Guterres this September.

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