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World Climate summit warning

World Climate summit warning 3 December 2019

Don’t be on wrong side of history, delegates at climate summit warned (via Belfast Telegraph)

By Aritz Parra and Frank Jordans

The chairwoman of a two–week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history”.

Chile’s environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, opened the summit in Madrid by saying the meeting needs to lay the groundwork for moving towards carbon neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures – something that policymakers have termed “just transition”.

“Those who don’t want to see it will be on the wrong side of history,” said Ms Schmidt as she called on governments to make more ambitious pledges to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases ahead of a deadline to do so next year.

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