Xinhua News Agency, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, November 17 (Reporter Yao Bing and Shen Danlin) On the 17th, UN Secretary-General Guterres called on countries to "act" on the climate issue instead of blindly "blaming each other".
On November 17, UN Secretary-General Guterres (left) spoke at a press conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Sui Xiankai
The twenty-seventh Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which is being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, will close on the 18th. Guterres held a press conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on the 17th and said that COP27 is coming to an end. "Now is not the time to blame each other. Shirking responsibility will only bring destruction." He called for action in three key areas: effectively addressing loss and damage, closing the emissions gap, and delivering on financing commitments.
On November 17, UN Secretary-General Guterres spoke at a press conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Sui Xiankai
Guterres reiterated that developed countries should honor their commitment to provide US$100 billion a year to developing countries, and put forward a practical roadmap for doubling adaptation funds. Developed countries must provide developing countries with the support they need to develop renewable energy and build their capacity to combat climate change, he said.
Guterres called on all parties to act quickly and strive to reach a consensus before the end of the meeting.
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