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Daily Press Briefing: Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, Climate, Syria, Afghanistan, Korean Peninsula, Refugees, Security Council, Sri Lanka.
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Secretary-General
The Secretary-General is on his way back to New York from Abu Dhabi. The Secretary-General will be in St. Lucia on the 3rd July and 4th July, where he will be speaking at the opening of the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, otherwise as known as CARICOM. There, the Secretary-General will meet with St. Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, as well as other heads of State attending the meeting. He will also meet the local population to see how they are tackling the challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather. This is part of the Secretary-General’s ongoing efforts, to advance the September Climate Action Summit, to highlight the impact of climate change and extreme weather on some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Deputy Secretary-General
The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, continues to be in Abu Dhabi, where she spoke at the climate summit meeting. She said today that, in our climate efforts we will not succeed in transforming our economies and societies without the necessary finance.
She also said that he needs to emerge at the end of today with a clear idea of where we are on track, where there are gaps, and what actions we need to take away with us to address those gaps. Her remarks have been distributed.
Climate
Today the International Labour Organization (ILO) said the increasing heat stress related to climate change is projected to lead to losses in global productivity equivalent to 80 million full-time jobs in the year 2030.
In a new report, the ILO said these projections were based on a global temperature rise of 1.5°C by the end of this century. The report warns this is a conservative estimate because it assumes that the global mean temperature rise will not exceed 1.5°C.
The sector expected to be worst impacted is agriculture with 60 per cent of global working hours lost due to heat stress by the 2030. The construction sector will also be severely impacted as well as refuse collection, emergency, repair work, transport, tourism, and some type of industrial work.
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