Fires, hurricanes, floods, heat waves... The world is facing increasing threats from climate change.
In a bid to tackle this crisis, world leaders convened at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The results of the conference, however, are disappointing from the perspective of Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and honorary Member of Club de Madrid.
He pointed out two obstacles to global cooperation in addressing climate change: Lack of political will and leadership as well as insufficient funding and technological supports to developing countries.
He, therefore, urges rich countries to provide $100 billion annually to developing countries since “it’s mostly rich industrialized countries who have really caused this global temperature rising as well as greenhouse gas emissions”.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, and former President of Club de Madrid, as well as Nicholas Whitlam, non-executive director of Crescent Wealth, chairman of Whitlam & Co., and son of former Australian Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam, also shared their views on global efforts to tackle climate change in the interview with GDToday during the 2021 Imperial Springs International Forum.
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