United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is “on highway to climate hell” and also stressed that we are losing “fight of our lives” for climate action while calling on all nations for “cooperation or perish.”
He gave the warning while addressing COP27 UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on Monday.
He said, “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator,” he tells world leaders gathered in Egypt.
Similarly, UK PM Rishi Sunak also called for a “global mission for clean growth” when he addressed the summit.
His predecessor, Boris Johnson, earlier called on leaders not to go weak on net zero commitments.
The UN says progress on cutting the emissions that cause global warming has been “woefully inadequate” since COP26 in Glasgow last year.
The planet has already warmed 1.1C since pre-industrial times and scientists say rises must be limited to 1.5C by 2100 to avoid the worst effects.
But experts predict carrying on with current policies would lead to a rise as high as 2.8C this century.
However, poor countries are pushing for financial compensation from rich countries responsible for most historical emissions.