Six weeks before the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow and just before the United Nations general debate in New York, a meeting of heads of state and government on the climate crisis will take place on Monday. The talks are being led by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose country will host the global climate conference from October 31.
In order to enable open dialogue, the two-hour conversations take place behind closed doors. Heads of State and Government want to coordinate the additional actions needed to achieve the 1.5 degree target in the Paris Climate Agreement. The program also includes measures to adapt to global warming and climate finance. A United Nations report published on Friday sees the Earth without a drastic change in trend on the dangerous path to a warming of 2.7 degrees compared to the pre-industrial era.
The general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly will open on Tuesday. Federal President Alexander van der Bellen traveled to New York on Sunday. Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (both ÖVP) will follow on Monday.
Accessed September 20, 2021 at 02:30 am at https://www.sn.at/panorama/international/staats-und-regierungschefs-beraten-ueber-klimakrise-109712035
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