The United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned against the climate change and climate-related devastation at the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting held in the United Arab Emirates.
He said, urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe and climate change was striking the planet on a weekly basis.
The two-day Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting is to prepare for a Climate Action Summit in New York in September.
He said, every week brings new climate-related floods, drought, heatwaves, wildfires and super storms.
He said, the world is facing a grave climate emergency even faster than the scientists have predicted.
He said, we need to cut harmful emissions and reduce global warming.
He said, many countries were not even keeping pace with their promises under the Paris Agreement.