The top U.N. climate official on Monday called on governments to end “deferral and delay” and instead engage quickly and widely in measures designed to curb and adapt to global warming.
In the midst of a season of extreme weather and new temperatures, Patricia Espinosa warned that no nation is safe from the ramifications of climate change.
Greece created a new ministry Monday to combat the effects of climate change after its worst heat wave for decades.
“ambitious, rapid, widespread, transformative efforts”Patricia Espinosa
Less than three months before this year’s Climate Change Summit, Espinosa called on governments who joined the 2015 Paris agreement to support “ambitious, rapid, widespread, transformative efforts” to limit global temperature increases and to prepare for the inevitable aftermath of a warming world.
Espinosa’s remarks came as the office opened a new floating office, the Global Center on Adaption, in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.
“a perfect example of how we can adapt to the changing climate,”Mark Rutte
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte described it as a “perfect example of how we can adapt to the changing climate,” highlighting the building’s energy independence, carbon neutral, self-sufficient, and ready to adapt to future sea level rise.
Such high-tech plants are outwith reach for millions of people in poorer nations, whose policymakers require developed countries to share in the costs involved in adapting to climate change.
The good news is that at least 125 of 154 developing countries have already initiated work on their NAPs, but much more support is needed for the elaboration and implementation of the plans.
— Patricia Espinosa C. (@PEspinosaC) September 6, 2021