Berlin, The United Nations (UN) top human rights official called today for countries to act decisively on climate change, saying it is a “matter of survival” for humanity.

In a statement ahead of next week’s UN climate summit in Glasgow, the global body’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that “only urgent, priority action can mitigate or avert disasters that will have huge – and in some cases lethal – impacts on all of us, especially our children and grandchildren.”

Bachelet urged governments taking part in the 31 October – 13 November 2021 meeting to make good on pledges of financial aid to help poor countries that are most at risk to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of global warming, the Associated Press (AP) news reported.

Source: Oman News Agency