United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: AFP

Tackle climate change or surrender, UN chief says at opening of climate talks

  • UN Secretary General António Guterres says unless the world stops burning coal, efforts to tackle climate change will be doomed
  • The world’s largest carbon emitters – the US, China and India – are sending ministerial officials to the talks
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: AFP
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UN chief warns ‘point of no return’ for climate change imminent

  • Speaking before the start of an international climate conference, Antonio Guterres said the world’s response had been ‘utterly inadequate’
  • ‘The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,’ he told reporters in Madrid. ‘It is in sight and hurtling toward us’
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