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BTS, world leaders highlight climate crisis ahead of UN General Assembly

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BTS, world leaders highlight climate crisis ahead of UN General Assembly

The UN pulled out all the stops to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis ahead of the UN General Assembly, including a speech and new video by superstar K-pop band BTS.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hosted an informal meeting to make a push for rich nations to fulfil their longtime pledges of $100 billion a year in climate aid to developing nations.

But Guterres warned funding alone won’t be enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times, saying that governments must shift subsidies away from fossil fuels and phase out coal.

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