Peru will declare a national emergency on climate in the country as its commitment to tackling the climate change crisis, Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said when addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
"Peru has taken on the goal of becoming a country that is carbon neutral by 2050 and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases by 30% to 40%, thereby respecting what was projected for 2030. As an expression of its commitment to the health of the planet, my government will declare the national climate emergency," Castillo said.
Castillo didn't provide further details about what a national emergency on climate entails. He went on to demand the countries that "pollute the most" to "meet their obligations."
"Human action without respect for nature has led us to question the viability of the planet fighting climate change calls into question our consciences," he said, adding that "desertification continues to clear forests, especially in the Amazon, and the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly devastating."