Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise is one of today’s most pressing challenges, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Najat Mokhtar said in a video message to the participants of the 29th high-level meeting in Baku on the topic “Pathway to COP29 Sustainable & Resilient Future,” Report informs.

Recent scientific reports show the world is failing to meet its climate change targets, putting nearly all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at risk, she noted.

“We are on the verge of a turning point in history, and our actions today will determine the future of our planet for generations to come. Climate change is a challenge that affects every aspect of our lives, from health and food systems to the economy and the environment,” she emphasized.

She noted that as the world faces the complex challenge of climate change, “it is clear that no organization or nation can tackle it alone.”