COP 24 Overnight Briefing: World leaders promise a ‘just transition’. World leaders promised to deliver a ‘just transition’ to a low-carbon economy this morning, with the adoption of the Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration. The Polish Presidency of COP24 is determined to focus this year’s summit on the need to balance economic and environmental pressures.
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The collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon, Sir David Attenborough has told the UN climate change summit in Poland. The naturalist was chosen to represent the world’s people in addressing delegates of almost 200 nations who are in Katowice to negotiate how to turn pledges made in the 2015 Paris climate deal into reality. As part of the UN’s people’s seat initiative, messages were gathered from all over the world to inform Attenborough’s address on Monday. “Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he said. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
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