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'You are failing us': Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Updated : 2019-09-24 14:51:05

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly. The 16-year-old Thunberg gave an emotional appeal in which she scolded the leaders with her repeated phrase,
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly. The 16-year-old Thunberg gave an emotional appeal in which she scolded the leaders with her repeated phrase, "How dare you... This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here," said Thunberg, who began a lone protest outside the Swedish parliament more than a year ago that culminated in Friday's global climate strikes. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters.  Germany promised to ban coal within a decade(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters.  Germany promised to ban coal within a decade(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, talks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani before addressing the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, talks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani before addressing the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is centre and Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness is right. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is centre and Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness is right. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado Quesada speaks during the Climate Action Summit 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado Quesada speaks during the Climate Action Summit 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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