United Nations published this video item, entitled “United in science, Climate Leaders roundtable, Yemen & other topics – Press Briefing (16 Sep 2021)” – below is their description.
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
– United In Science
– Climate Leaders Roundtable
– Yemen – Humanitarian
– Noon Briefing Guest Tomorrow
UNITED IN SCIENCE
Today, as you will have seen, the World Meteorological Organization released its United in Science report, which says that COVID-19 did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Instead, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue at record levels, committing the planet to dangerous future warming.
In a video message, the Secretary-General said that the report shows how off course we are.
Costly fires, floods and extreme weather events are increasing everywhere, he said, adding that these changes are just the beginning of worse to come unless there are immediate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The Secretary-General urged countries to act now to prevent further irreversible damage and underscored that COP26 this November in Glasgow must mark that turning point.
CLIMATE LEADERS ROUNDTABLE
On Monday at 9 a.m., the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Island, Boris Johnson, will hold an Informal Climate Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action. The Roundtable will address the gaps that remain on the actions urgently needed from national governments – especially the G20 – on mitigation, finance and adaptation. We do expect a stakeout afterwards with the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister, that may be slightly before noon on Monday.
Hans Grundberg, our new Special Envoy for Yemen, is in Riyadh to meet with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials as well as other diplomats.
Mr. Grundberg will meet with Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak, House Speaker Sultan Barakani and representatives of Yemeni political parties, among others. He will also meet with senior Saudi officials, ambassadors of the UN Security Council permanent member states to Yemen and the US Special Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking.
This is Mr. Grundberg’s first visit to Riyadh since he took office as the UN Special Envoy. He is keen to engage with Yemenis and other key interlocutors on how to find a durable solution to the conflict and reach an inclusive political settlement that ends the war and meets the aspirations of all Yemeni people.
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