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Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.
"Let’s put more effort into tackling disaster risk to create a safer, more sustainable world for all," he says.
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.
Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.
"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.
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With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit
UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit
Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United [...]