UN Climate Chief: We require deep transformations of economies, societies
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa: ‘This reality is telling us that we need to do much more…The impacts of climate change are increasingly hard to ignore. We require deep transformations of our economies and societies.’
‘Failure to act will be catastrophic’ – “A failure to act now risks pushing us beyond a point of no return with catastrophic consequences for life as we know it,” said Amjad Abdulla, chief negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, of the UN talks.
A Clexit (climate exit from UN) building thanks to President Trump!? “[UN climate summit in] Katowice may show us if there will be any domino effect” following the US withdrawal, said Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation and a main architect of the Paris deal. Brazil’s strongman president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, for one, has promised to follow the American lead during his campaign.