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Cutting emissions is responsibility of G20 nations, UN's Guterres says

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said cutting emissions is "essentially" the responsibility of G20 nations, the largest polluters, calling for stronger targets and fairer financing for countries bearing the brunt of climate change.
Guterres, speaking ahead of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, said "more climate justice" was needed, including reasonable financing costs for developing countries to protect themselves from climate change.
"It is absolutely essential that there is not only a much bigger ambition in relation to the reduction of emissions, and that is essentially a responsibility of the G20 countries that represent 80% of the emissions," Guterres said.
He added that more climate justice entailed "much more finance available at reasonable cost for adaptation and mitigation for developing countries, and in particular for small island developing states."
Caribbean countries have long called for climate reparations, such as a "loss and damage" fund paid into by richer countries for vulnerable nations to access funds for damages incurred by climate disasters.
Caribbean countries additionally face high debt-to-GDP ratios, and have called for debt relief so governments are not forced to choose between deploying humanitarian and emergency response projects and paying back debt.
Guterres said that climate change would be one of the issues he would raise at the summit on Friday, as well as the international response to a worsening conflict and humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
"It is the moment to recognize that Latin America and the Caribbean have been victims of an unfair international financial system and that many of them in particular are victims of runaway climate change," he said.

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https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/reducing-emissions-is-responsibility-g20-nations-uns-guterres-says-2024-03-01/



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  • Ann Nyambura

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    The G20 must step up and take responsibility for their emissions.

    • johnte ndeto

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      It's essential for these nations to take bold and coordinated action to reduce emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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      • Jane Wangui

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        Antònio has been receiving loads of climate love.He sure is doing a great job.He is a good example to the leaders who are in power at the moment.

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • George Kariuki

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            Debt relief is also essential to prevent the crippling choice between responding to emergencies and servicing debts. 🤝 Let's hope the CELAC summit serves as a platform for meaningful discussions and tangible commitments towards a greener, more equitable future.

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            • Chris Ndungu

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              G20 nations should take this with allot of concern and take responsibilities in cutting emissions to bellicose climate change. Collective measures ought to be taken.

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              • Princess

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                Well done to UN's Guterres for advocating for positive action on emissions reduction!

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                • Tabitha Kimani

                  6 w

                  The G20 countries should be committed to solving the climate crisis urgently by reducing and ending their contribution to this catastrophe.

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                  • Boniface Kuria

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                    @tabitha_kimani As the biggest emitters, they have an obligation to developing countries

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                  • Felix mokaya

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                    This are the kind of leaders that we want, leaders who are strong and ready to work on climate change and find solutions .@U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres move to address about climate change at the summit is such a bold move that is needed .

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                    • Boniface Kuria

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                      @felix_mokaya YES, leaders who tell it as it is.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                      Very well stated G20 are the biggest emitters and therefore they should take responsible and cut their emissions

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                    • walter lungayi

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                      It is important for G20 nations to take responsibility in cutting emissions to combat climate change. UN's Guterres' statement highlights the urgency and collective effort needed to address this global issue. Together we are the solution to climate crisis.

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                      • Boniface Kuria

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                        @walter_lungayi They were and still are the biggest emitters yet developing nations are the ones who suffer the most for climate change.

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