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Leonardo Civinelli Tornel da Silveira is currently pursuing a midcareer master's degree in Public Administration at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He previously worked for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and has over a decade of experience dedicated to ending poverty and hunger.

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Leonardo Civinelli Tornel da Silveira

We need bolder climate action from the world’s top powers

The idea that climate change is everyone’s problem is only partially accurate. While inevitably consequences are felt by all, its causes are mainly driven by a handful of countries and industry sectors, with disproportionately negative impacts on vulnerable populations. We are failing to achieve the pace needed to alleviate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions through the United Nations Climate Change Conferences and joint targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals. Considering the urgent actions required, the moment to point our fingers at those statistically causing more harm has arrived.

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