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World Bank Doubling Aid to Poor Countries Adapting to Climate Change

He told the gathering that the "collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizons" if no urgent action is taking against global warming.

We invite you all to sign this call, we invite you all to increase ambition, and we invite you all to target "Our Health" - Read the COP24 Special Report on Health and Climate Change.

Meeting the goals put forth in the Paris agreement would be expected to save more than 1 million lives a year from air pollution alone by 2050, it says.

UN General Assembly president Maria Espinosa told AFP that mankind was "in danger of disappearing" if climate change was allowed to progress at its current rate.

The damage caused by coal, oil and gas pollution is "outrageous", she said.

Morawiecki said at the conference's Global Climate Action event that, "comparing the various starting points of different countries", Poland boasted "achievements in reducing carbon emissions in the context of the Kyoto Protocol".

He said governments should embrace the opportunities rather than cling to fossil fuels such as coal, which are blamed for a significant share of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to steer businesses and consumers away from heavily polluting forms of energy, the United Nations chief urged countries to embrace carbon pricing, something few countries have yet to do.

With just one degree Celsius of warming so far, Earth is already being subjected to raging forest fires, flooding and superstorms made worse by rising seas.

Guterres emphasized the need for strong leadership from various countries.

Despite the fact that little support has been provided by either health or climate finance mechanisms, there are a wide range of proven strategies and interventions to protect health from climate change.

"It is sad that the federal administration of the United States, a country that is increasingly feeling the full force of climate impacts, continues to refuse to listen to the objective voice of science when it comes to climate change", Figures said.

Guterres called for a "huge increase in ambitions" during the two weeks of negotiations in Poland, adding "we can not afford to fail in Katowice".

The protest coincided with the opening of the UN's COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, where world leaders gathered to discuss implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. "It is not just about saving the planet in the future, it is about protecting the health of the people right now".

Residents of the world's smaller islands, many of whom face catastrophic flooding from higher sea levels in a warming world, have been among the world's most vocal backers of measures to combat climate change.

Trump's tweets come as France mulls changes to a wealth tax that partially led to massive protests

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