World Bank Doubling Aid to Poor Countries Adapting to Climate Change

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says

Signatories to that agreement pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures to less than two degrees Celsius by 2030.

Guterres also urged negotiators not to forget that the challenges they face pale in comparison to the difficulties climate change is already causing millions around the world whose homes and livelihoods are at risk from rising sea levels, drought and more powerful storms.

Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference participants cast off hats, scarves and heavy coats as they entered cavernous halls in Katowice heated by coal-fired power plants nearby. We invite you all to sign this call, we invite you all to increase ambition, and we invite you all to target "Our Health" - Read the COP24 Special Report on Health and Climate Change. "We have been bearing the brunt of disproportionate impact of climate change despite being a low carbon-emitting country".

"The question is therefore this: is there sufficient political will to implement the many solutions we have available to promote the aforementioned model of development?" the cardinal queried. "Be ambitious, but also responsible for the future generations", she added. "We require deep transformations of our economies and societies".

Schwarzenegger also insisted that the United States was "still in" an worldwide accord to curb global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the agreement.

G20 leaders on Saturday wrapped up their summit by declaring the Paris Agreement "irreversible".

The United States was the only holdout.

The UN negotiations got off to a chaotic start in the Polish mining city of Katowice Sunday, with the opening session delayed almost three hours by a series of last-ditch submissions.

"So, Paris commitments are not enough to reach the Paris goal".

"It's not one or two players anymore in the global arena", he said. A Government of India discussion paper in 2015 noted that the only credible number is $2.2 billion in 2013-14, if we restrict to country disbursements of actual climate finance on a concessional basis.

Brazil's strongman president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, for one, has promised to follow the American lead during his campaign.

"A failure to act now risks pushing us beyond a point of no return with catastrophic consequences for life as we know it", said Amjad Abdulla, chief negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, of the United Nations talks. "For many people, regions, even countries, this is already a matter of life or death".

A key issue up for debate is how the fight against climate change is funded, with developed and developing nations still world's apart in their demands.

"We know what we can do, and what we have to do becomes an ethical imperative", Parolin said, in what could be interpreted as a call to the faithful to divest themselves of ownership of equity in the fossil fuel industry.

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