Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks at the "Africa Leadership Meeting - Investing in Health Outcomes" held at a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. The meeting, which took place ahead of the 32nd African Union Summit, was "to launch a new initiative designed to help deliver increased, sustained and more impactful financing for health across Africa", according to the African Union. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)

Losing climate change race can be 'disaster for Africa' and beyond, UN chief says

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.

Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental body.

He says Africa will pay a "higher price" over climate change because of the dramatic impacts, while the continent "doesn't contribute much" to global warming. Temperature increases will be greater in Africa.

The U.N. chief also tells reporters that after recent moves toward peace in South Sudan and between Ethiopia and Eritrea, "I believe Africa is becoming an example where it is possible to solve and prevent conflicts."

He hopes that spirit can be extended to the rest of the world.

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