UN urges world leaders to declare ‘climate emergency’
16 December 2020 | 10:25 am
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres described the situation as "dramatic" and urged countries to take drastic action. A virtual conference is taking place to mark five years since the Paris climate accord.
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