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‘Two years to save the world’: UN climate chief calls for faster action and more finance

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🗞️ Driving the news: Simon Stiell, the UN's climate chief, emphasized the critical two-year window humanity has to significantly alter its emission production to combat climate change
• Speaking at a Chatham House event, Stiell highlighted the urgent need for enhanced national climate plans and financial strategies to support this transformative effort 

🔭 The context: With global carbon dioxide and methane levels reaching new highs and last year marking the hottest on record, the call for action has never been more pressing
• The backdrop of this crisis includes pivotal global finance meetings and nearly half of the world's population voting in elections this year, making the push for reform and awareness more crucial

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Stiell's call for action underlines the severe impacts of climate change on global inequality, health, food security, and economic stability
• His demand for a "quantum leap" in climate finance aims to address these challenges by redirecting investments towards sustainable and resilient future development, particularly in the world's poorest and most vulnerable nations

⏭️ What's next: The push for reform in climate finance and national climate plans is positioned as a cornerstone for future sustainability
• This year's climate negotiations in Baku, Azerbaijan, and forthcoming global finance meetings are deemed critical junctures to secure the necessary financial support and commitment to emission reduction targets

💬 One quote: "Who exactly has two years to save the world? The answer is every person on this planet," (Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat)

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