'Never give up', says UN climate chief as talks come under pressure to deliver

Ms Patricia Espinosa said that nations have to step up and make decisions to transform the global economy towards clean energy. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - In a world ravaged by floods, heatwaves and wildfires and the threat of coastlines being devoured by rising seas, humanity is increasingly looking at world leaders to save the planet from a climate disaster.

And one person faces perhaps the most pressure to rally nations to cut emissions and to direct help towards those most vulnerable to the impact of global warming - UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa.

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