Indigenous peoples took center stage at the COP on Tuesday when they made a strong call to be part of the solution to climate change.
“The need for urgency is obvious,” said COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, at the opening of the conference.
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Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.
"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.
The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.
“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.
"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.
"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.