IANS | 09 Feb, 2019
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres here on Saturday called for more coordinated efforts to fight climate change.
international community needs more political will to undertake climate
change mitigation, adaptation and climate finance activities," Guterres
was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
"We are losing the
race for climate change, which could be a disaster for Africa and the
world. Africa will pay even higher price because of the dramatic impact
in the continent even though Africa doesn't contribute much to the
warming of the planet," the UN chief told a press conference on the
sidelines of the 32nd ordinary session of the Assembly of the African
Guterres said the UN was undertaking activities to
raise awareness of the international community to do more in addressing
challenges of climate change, despite inadequate attention given to the
The UN chief also praised African countries for hosting
fellow African refugees despite limited domestic resources. On Friday,
the AU said Africa was home to over one third of the global population
of displaced people.
The theme of this year's AU summit is
"Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to
Forced Displacement in Africa."