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Good morning, this is Pip. Today, we’re covering the UN chief’s stark warnings to Cop27 that the world must urgently “cooperate or perish” as we accelerate towards disaster. As the UN conference gets underway in Egypt, we’ve also found a helpful guide on how to decipher confusing climate change acronyms. Meanwhile, a series of public hearings opened in Geneva yesterday with victims of alleged Israeli human rights violations.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered his speech during the opening of the High Level Summit of Cop27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (Keystone/DPA/Gehad Hamdy)

World on ‘highway to climate hell’, says UN chief. The world is on a “highway to climate hell”, the United Nations secretary general warned leaders gathered at the Cop27 summit in Egypt on Monday, urging countries to work together to cut emissions. Speaking at the opening of the UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, António Guterres urged governments to “cooperate or perish” as they sit down for two weeks of talks on how to combat climate change.

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