Climate Change: An “Existential Threat” to Humanity, UN Chief Warns Global Summit


Human Wrongs Watch

None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on 15 May 2018, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.

World Bank/Dominic Sansoni | Solar panel used for lighting village homes in Sri Lanka. | Source: UN News Centre
Both leadership and innovation are essential for climate action, Secretary-General António Guterressaid in his keynote address to the global gathering, known as the R20 Austrian World Summit – a long-term initiative to help regions, States and cities implement the Sustainable Development Goalsand meet the Paris Agreementtargets.

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