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Developing nations address climate threat at U.N.'s high-level gathering

Some in the developing world fear that the war in Ukraine is diverting attention away from the dangers of climate change.

Protesters call for action on climate change.
Protesters call for action on climate change. (AN/Li-An Lim/Unsplash)

Russia’s war on Ukraine remains front and center at the United Nations General Assembly, but for leaders of many of the developing nations in New York for the annual gathering, living under the threat of rising seas, stronger storms, hotter heatwaves and shifting weather patterns is what matters for the survival of their countries and people.

"I hope that in the same way we can take Ukraine seriously in the Security Council, we can take the climate crisis seriously and the financing needs for it in the Security Council,” Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley told a gathering of leaders from around the globe.

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