UN / WMO WARMEST YEARS

06-Feb-2019 00:01:17
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) revealed that the last four years have been the warmest on record. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 06 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

06 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, UN spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General notes with concern the data released by the World Meteorological Organization that have confirmed 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as the four warmest years on record.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, UN s pokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The data released by WMO confirm the urgency of addressing climate action – as emphasized by the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”
6. Wide shot, press conference
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, UN spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General notes that, to make these transformations, we need to significantly increase the global level of climate action and ambition. The Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September this year aims to mobilize political will to raise ambition for the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement and it will also demonstrate transformative action in all the areas where it is needed.”
8. Wide shot, journalists leaving
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) revealed today (06 Feb) that the last four years have been the warmest on record.

A United Nations spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said that “the data released by WMO confirm the urgency of addressing climate action – as emphasized by the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”

Dujarric said, the Secretary-General is concerned WMO’s report, which also calls for urgent climate action. He said, "the Secretary-General notes that, to make these transformations, we need to significantly increase the global level of climate action and ambition. The Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September this year aims to mobilize political will to raise ambition for the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement and it will also demonstrate transformative action in all the areas where it is needed.”

The Climate Action Summit will focus on nine key areas: mitigation ambition; energy transition; industry transition; nature-based solutions; infrastructure, cities and local action; climate finance and carbon pricing; resilience and adaptation; social and political drivers; and mobilization.
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