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After the Climate Strike: Will World Leaders Respond?

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Amr Gohar

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:20 GMT

The United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit 2019 opened on Monday in New York, where dozens of presidents, prime ministers, and corporate executives sought to highlight their efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

Convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the Summit is designed to showcase government, business, and civil society efforts to increase commitments under the Paris Agreement and work toward reducing emissions to essentially zero by mid-century.

As carbon pollution, temperatures, and climate destruction continue worldwide and public pressure for government action mounts, the Summit could serve as a turning point towards further global efforts to protect the climate.


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