U.N. Chief, UK PM Increase Pressure On Leaders For Climate Change Funds

"UNITED NATIONS - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world's major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a U.N. climate summit.

Johnson and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres hosted a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to address major gaps on emissions targets and climate finance.

"Too many major economies – some represented here today, some absent - are lagging too far behind," Johnson said. "I’ll stress that again - for this to be a success we need developed countries to find that $100 billion."

The closed-door meeting during the annual high-level week of the U.N. General Assembly includes leaders and representatives from a few dozen countries representing industrialized nations, emerging economies and vulnerable developing countries."

Michelle Nichols and Valerie Volcovici report for Reuters September 20, 2021.


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Source: Reuters, 09/21/2021