'Moral call to rest of the world' on climate from hardest hit countries, Obama says

Published on 13 Dec 2019 10:12:46 PM

Island nations and poor coastal countries facing the severest effects of climate change offer a "moral call to the rest of the world" to act now, former U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.

Obama said that on Friday at a youth leaders conference in Kuala Lumpur, organised by the Obama Foundation, adding that it is up to the world's youth to lead the charge in dealing with climate change, blaming the previous generation for failing to handle the issue "the way it should have".