United Nations assembly: vaccine concerns and climate top it all

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According to UNDP director Achim Steiner, when it comes to vaccination equality, large sections of the globe are experiencing the equivalent of famine. He cautioned that vaccine inequality is self-defeating since the epidemic would return.
Despite fresh major promises by the US and China at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the international community is still facing a rapidly closing window in the battle against global warming.
“Here is the United States tripling multibillion-dollar investment towards a worldwide climate response,” the UNDP administrator told The Straits Times in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the last UNGA in New York. China, a country that has long been cited as the leading exporter of coal-fired, electricity-generating infrastructure being constructed worldwide, has announced that it would no longer export coal-fired power plants.
The battle against global warming was another hot topic during the UNGA.The objective of the 2015 Paris Agreement is to keep global warming far below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius, relative to pre-industrial levels.

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