UN General Assembly: Morgan calls for “top priority” for climate at the UN

At the UN General Assembly in New York, the states must send a clear signal for climate protection, the special representative demands.

Jennifer Morgan, Special Representative for International Climate Policy at the Federal Foreign Office, calls on the international community to make climate protection a priority in the ongoing United Nations General Assembly to do in New York. “Whether it’s the flood disaster in Pakistan, the drought in the Horn of Africa or the fires in Europe, we see all over the world that the climate crisis is costing lives,” Morgan said.

Only together will it be possible to mitigate the devastating effects of the climate crisis. “I expect a clear signal from the United Nations General Assembly that, in addition to strengthening the international peace order, the fight against the climate crisis must now have top priority,” Morgan said.

Jennifer Morgan: Breaking our dependency on fossil fuels

That is why Germany has made climate a priority of the German G7 Presidency. According to the State Secretary, the Russian war of aggression shows with all its brutality that it is necessary to break free from dependence on fossil fuels and radically accelerate the energy transition.

The United Nations General Assembly began in New York on Tuesday. Among others, US President Joe Biden and Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz will give speeches in front of the plenum. In addition to the Ukraine war, the focus should also be on food security in view of the dramatic hunger crises in many countries.

This article first appeared on morgenpost.de.

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