End world’s ‘coal addiction’ to avert climate devastation, UN chief says


End world’s ‘coal addiction’ to avert climate devastation, UN chief says

Too much of the world is still addicted to coal power even as climate change “threatens the viability of human societies”, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday, singling out Asian nations over their ongoing use of the fossil fuel.

The U.N. chief told a gathering of world mayors in Copenhagen that too little was being done to tackle climate change and avert its harmful consequences.

“Let us make no mistake, we are facing an urgent crisis,” Guterres told the summit in the Danish capital, organised by the C40 network of cities.

“Climate change is moving faster than we are, exceeding worst-case projections,” he added. Read more

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