UN calls on youth to fight climate change

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Added On September 13, 2018

 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged civil society, the youth in particular, to lead the campaign fighting against climate change.

 
Lifestyles has the story.
 
On Monday, Guterres said at UN Headquarters that climate change is an urgent threat that needs to be tackled.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)ANTONIO GUTERRES, UN Secretary-General:
"Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment. We face a direct existential threat. Climate change is moving faster than we are - and its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across our world."
 
The UN Chief also warned of the disastrous consequences that global warming has on people and all natural systems.
 
However, actions on tackling it are not enough, so he called for leadership in global climate governance.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)ANTONIO GUTERRES, UN Secretary-General:
"That is why, today, I am appealing for leadership -- from politicians, from business and scientists, and from the public everywhere. We have the tools to make our actions effective. Wh at we still lack – even after the Paris Agreement – is the leadership and the ambition to do what is needed."