“Grow up” to fight climate change, says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at UNGA

“Grow up” to fight climate change, says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at UNGA


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (local time) called on the world to “grow up” to tackle climate change. He addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). His words came just a month before the UN climate change conference COP26, which is due to take place in Glasgow on October 31st.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (local time) called on the world to “grow up” to tackle climate change. He addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). His words came just a month before the UN climate change conference COP26, which is due to take place in Glasgow on October 31st.

“We need all countries, every single one of you, to commit to very significant reductions by 2030 – coal, cars, cash and trees,” he said.

“We will have effectively made this beautiful planet uninhabitable – not just for us, but for many other species,” he told the General Assembly.

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“And that is why the COP26 Summit in Glasgow is the turning point for humanity,” he said.

The aim of the UN COP26 is to promote much more ambitious global climate protection measures. The conference comes amid warnings from scientists that global warming is spiraling out of control.

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“We have to show that we are learning and maturing and finally taking responsibility for the destruction we are causing not only to our planet but also to ourselves. It’s time for humanity to grow up, ”said Johnson.

Johnson hailed a promise made a day earlier by Chinese President Xi Jinping to end coal financing abroad and urged the world’s largest emitter to end its own increasing use of coal as well. He even stated that he did not see that environmental resolution was an excuse against kitalism

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A UN analysis of a country under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement on Friday (September 17) showed that global emissions in 2030 would be 16% higher than in 2010 – far from the 45% reduction up to By 2030, scientists say it is needed to avert catastrophic climate change.

(With contributions from agencies)

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