At today’s Climate Ambition Summit, I appealed to leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached.
There can be no doubting or denying that the world faces a climate emergency.
The past decade was the hottest on record.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at record levels – and rising.
Storms, fires, floods and drought of uncommon force are now all too common and devastating.
Thirty-eight countries have already declared a climate emergency. They recognize the urgency and the stakes.
It is time for all countries to do the same.
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