Keep climate pledges amid Russia's 'energy threats' -Macron

STORY: Speaking in a speech at the climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Macron said countries should instead rely on energy sobriety and develop renewables amid surging energy prices worldwide brought about by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

World leaders and diplomats framed the fight against global warming as a battle for human survival during opening speeches at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt on Monday, with the head of the United Nations declaring a lack of progress so far had the world speeding down a “highway to hell”.

Despite decades of climate talks so far, countries have failed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, and their pledges to do so in the future are insufficient to keep the climate from warming to a level scientists say will be catastrophic.