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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged developed nations to raise $100 billion (€85.28 billion) by November in order to meet global climate goals, as he spoke at the UN headquarters in New York City on Monday.
"I will stress that again, with the need, for this to be a success, for developed nations to find $100 billion (€85.28 billion)," said Johnson, adding "Everybody always agrees that something must be done."
Johnson made the plea ahead of a roundtable meeting on climate action that was attended by the USA, China, India, EU, Costa Rica, the Maldives, and a mix of developing and middle income countries and industrialised nations.
A UN report detailing an analysis of country pledges under the Paris agreement on climate, which was released last Friday, showed that global emissions would be 16 percent higher in 2030 than they were in 2010, far off the 45 percent reduction target by 2030 that scientists urged is needed to avoid even more severe climate impact.
Another report released on Friday as well by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said that rich countries likely missed their goal to contribute $100 billion last year to help developing nations deal with climate change due to insufficient increases in their own climate funding.
The shortfall so far will see difficult discussions being held at the next UN Climate Conference Summit (COP26) at Glasgow in November year, with Johnson set to chair the summit.
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "We know how this conversation goes, we talk about, I talk about the need for us to get rid of coal-fired power stations and internal combustion engines, the need to stop deforestation, the need for developed nations to find $100 billion (€85.28 billion). I will stress that again, with the need, for this to be a success, for developed nations to find $100 billion (€85.28 billion). Everybody always agrees that something must be done."
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