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UN Invigorates Political Momentum Against Climate Change

UN Invigorates Political Momentum Against Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations dimmed the lights at its headquarters in New York and other facilities around the world to mark the 10th annual "Earth Hour," a global event to spotlight issues facing the planet and to inspire people to live a more sustainable life.
In a video message, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "Climate change continues to imperil lives and livelihoods around the world...The landmark Paris Agreement gives us an unprecedented opportunity to limit global temperature rise, promote clean energy for all and create a sustainable future."
Guterres and his team members has put the Paris deal, a legacy from his predecessor Ban Ki-moon, high on agenda.
In his remarks at the High-Level Meeting on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda on March 23, the UN chief said, "climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace and prosperity and the same in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals."
"Addressing climate change is a massive opportunity that we cannot afford to miss," Guterres added.
He called for efforts to be made to invigorate political momentum and highlight its deep links with the 2030 Goals of the United Nations.
STUNNING CLIMATE SITUATION
Global temperatures set yet another record last year, hitting a remarkable 1.1 degree-Celsius above the pre-industrial period, the UN specialized agency World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. (Xinhua)