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.

Global city

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A global city, also called a power city, world city, alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network. The concept comes from geography and urban studies, (wikipedia)

Mark Rutte

Mark Rutte ; born 14 February 1967) is a Dutch politician serving as Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010 and Leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy since 2006. (wikipedia)

Frans Timmermans

Franciscus Cornelis Gerardus Maria Timmermans is a Dutch politician and diplomat serving as First Vice President of the European Commission since 2014, (wikipedia)

European Commission

The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, enforcing EU laws and directing the union’s administrative operations. (wikipedia)

Global Climate Action Summit

The Global Climate Action Summit was held September 12–14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (wikipedia)