Attendees sit next to a security control access at the COP25 climate talks summit in Madrid on Monday. Manu Fernandez/ AP
Delegates from almost 200 countries have begun a two-week international climate conference in Madrid that seeks to step up efforts to stop global warming.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the efforts so far are insufficient to overcome the “point of no return” in climate change.
“What is lacking is political will,” Guterres told reporters on the eve of the COP25 meeting, which opened on Monday.
The summit, which moved to the Spanish capital after Chile had to pull out amid anti-government protests, aims to put the finishing touches to the rules governing the 2015 Paris accord.
That involves creating a functioning international emissions-trading system and compensating poor countries for losses they suffer from rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change.
Thousands of activists from around the globe will simultaneously hit the streets of Madrid and Santiago on Friday to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit.
Researchers also hope to learn whether larger rewards will encourage more citizens away from their cars.
Egypt striker Salah got his side off to a flying start in Madrid by lashing home from the penalty spot after a handball from Sissoko.
The bus route from Muscat to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, passing through Al Ain city will be back to service from next month after it had been suspended temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This came during His Highness' reception of the Dutch Prime Minister today at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi, where His Highness welcomed Rutte and expressed his hope that the visit would contribute to advancing UAE-Netherlands relations in key fields.
Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman, received on Tuesday, at Al Baraka Palace in the Omani capital, Muscat, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
More than 13,500 people - about 12% of the region's population - have fled across the border since Azerbaijan’s swift military operation to fully reclaim the region after three decades of separatist rule, Armenia's government said Tuesday morning.