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Op-ed: Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

The heads of the UN's agencies for development, climate change and disaster risk say recent hurricanes are a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

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UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

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.

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In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action

“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.

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Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Dominica

"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.

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Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Antigua-and-Barbuda

"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.

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UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

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