November 27, 2022

North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate

Official takes aim at major polluters at COP27 as DPRK seeks to combat rising temperatures and obtain development help

A North Korean official said some countries are “gambling on the very fate of humankind” by using international climate action as a vehicle for political and economic gain, while calling for developed countries to double their financial commitments to addressing climate change.

Jong Myong Hak, a counselor at North Korea’s permanent mission to Geneva, made the remarks Wednesday during the 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt.