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Countries Must Go Beyond Paris Agreement Pledges, U.N. Head Says

Dec. 4, 2018, 7:13 PM

Countries must cut their greenhouse gases beyond what they pledged under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to avert the dire consequences of a warming planet, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Dec. 4.

A growing sense of urgency about climate change and the potential for international talks to catalyze further action to slow its effects pervaded the U.N. climate conference in Katowice, Poland, at the close of its third day.

Framing climate change as an existential crisis, Guterres called on governments and the private sector to act quickly to wean themselves from fossil fuel use to avoid the ...

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