IPCC report on Climate Change & other topics -Daily Briefing (08 August 2019)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
- Kashmir
- Syria
- Appointment
- Press Encounters today
The Secretary General has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint.
The position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions.
The Secretary-General also recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
The Secretary-General is also concerned over reports of restrictions on the Indian-side of Kashmir, which could exacerbate the human rights situation in the region.
The Secretary-General calls on all parties to refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Climate change poses a major risk to the world’s food supply, and while better land management can help to combat global warming, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors is essential to keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Centigrade.
That’s according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is out today following approval by the world’s governments.
These findings will be a key scientific input into upcoming negotiations, such as the Conference of Parties of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification next month in India and the UN climate action summit during the upcoming General Assembly high level week and the COP25, which is scheduled to take place in Chile in December.
For the Secretary-General, this latest IPCC report is yet another piece of compelling evidence that points to the urgent need for climate action. As he has said, we cannot continue on this current course.
Guterres said that while food security is already at risk from climate change, there are many nature-based solutions that can be taken. Next month’s Climate Action Summit will be a prime opportunity to ensure these solutions are put into practice.
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