United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told dozens of leaders gathered Monday for international climate talks, “Cooperate or perish,” and warned them that the world is “on a highway to climate hell.”
His remarks came at this year’s UN climate conference, known as COP27. More than 100 world leaders are set to speak over the next several days at the meeting in Egypt.
Already the summit’s host, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, has called for a new pact between rich and poor nations to make deeper cuts in carbon emissions and to phase out of coal in rich nations by 2030 and other nations by 2040. He also called on the world’s two biggest economies, the U.S. and China, to work together more closely on climate.