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Top UN Officials Call on Member States to Remain Committed to Paris Climate Accord

Top UN Officials Call on Member States to Remain Committed to Paris Climate Accord

UNITED NATIONS - Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for governments and business, top UN officials said here Thursday, calling upon UN member states to remain committed to Paris climate accord.
The statement came at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's climate change legacy, which includes his efforts to help bring the Paris Agreement into being in December 2015. 
Trump's moves are intended to send an unmistakable signal to the nation and the world that he intends to follow through on his campaign vows to rip apart every element of what the current U.S. president has called Obama's "stupid" policies to deal with climate change.
"We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said while addressing a UN General Assembly high-level action event aimed at invigorating political momentum on climate change, highlighting its deep links to the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
Guterres said his messages to the meeting are simple.
"First, climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat -- to peace and prosperity and the same in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," a guideline for the global development efforts for the years running up to 2030, Guterres said. "Second, addressing climate change is a massive opportunity that we cannot afford to miss." (Xinhua)