Es­to­nian Pres­i­dent: Cli­mate change en­dan­gers ex­is­tence of en­tire peo­ples

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The ef­fects of cli­mate change are dan­ger­ous to the ex­is­tence of en­tire peo­ples, Es­to­nian Pres­i­dent Ker­sti Kalju­laid has said at a meet­ing with the UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­tónio Guter­res.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR re­ports that dur­ing her visit to the U.S. on Thur, the Es­to­nian head of state eval­u­ated dur­ing a meet­ing with Guter­res: «The ef­fects of cli­mate change threaten the sur­vival of en­tire coun­tries and peo­ples».

As to nec­es­sary ac­tions in the cli­mate con­text, Kalju­laid be­lieves it is sig­nif­i­cant both to fo­cus on the adop­tion of green en­ergy and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, as the lat­ter is also a means of re­duc­ing the amount of car­bon diox­ide (CO2) be­ing re­leased into the at­mos­phere. The Guter­res and the Es­to­nian Pres­i­dent also shared their views re­forms ini­ti­ated by the UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral and how to in­crease the trans­parency and ef­fi­ciency of the UN’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

AFP/SCANPIX

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