United Nations chief Antonio Guterres says it’s time to stop finger pointing and get a deal done at the COP27 climate summit.
‘Stand and deliver,’ UN chief tells COP27
Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt must overcome a “breakdown in trust” between rich and poor nations to deliver a deal to save the world from the worst of global warming, UN chief Antonio Guterres says.
“We are at crunch time in the negotiations,” he said on Thursday, as a Friday deadline loomed for a deal to emerge from the two-week conference. “The world is watching and has a simple message: stand and deliver.”
“Global emissions are at their highest level in history – and rising. Climate impacts are decimating economies and societies – and growing. We know what we need to do – and we have the tools and resources to get it done.”
His speech was intended to rally negotiators that have become stuck on issues from whether a fund should be established to compensate poor nations for climate damage already occurring, to language around fossil fuels use.