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UN secretary-general has urged the Group of 20 leaders to send a strong message on climate change

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the Group of 20 top economic powers to use their weekend summit to send a strong message on climate change. G20 nations are are responsible for more than 80% of the emissions that cause global warming. Guterres said Friday that all licensing or funding for new fossil fuel projects should be stopped and that the G20 must keep the “1.5-degree goal alive.” He was referring to the 2015 Paris climate agreement that set 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) as a global guardrail in atmospheric warming. The U.N. weather agency has said that there’s a two-out-of-three chance that the world will temporarily hit a key warming limit within the next five years.

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