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OECD chief urges leaders to heed green wave of political 'muscle'

The head of the 36-nation organization called on governments to listen to millions of people worried about climate change.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria (AN/Thomas Henrikson)

GENEVA (AN) — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's chief predicted that politicians who fail to take climate action by shaping policies for "our children's future" will be voted out.

OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría, a Mexican economist and diplomat, urged the governments of his 36-nation organization on Wednesday to heed the pressure from millions of angry youth and other citizens worried about the overheating planet.

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