UN chief calls for ending world’s ‘coal addiction’ to avert climate devastation

Dawn | Oct 12, 2019 at 6:59 AM
  • Too much of the world is still addicted to coal power even as climate change “threatens the viability of human societies”, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Friday, singling out Asian nations over their ongoing use of the fossil fuel.
  • Leaders of more than 90 cities, representing over 700 million people and a quarter of the global economy, met in Copenhagen this week to push forward on climate action.