Climate Conference Begins In Madrid

Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis.

This conference of the parties, or COP25, was due to be held in Chile but was cancelled by the government due to weeks of civil disturbances.

Spain then stepped in to host the event, which will see 29,000 attendees over the two weeks of talks.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended the opening of the, pledging u.s. Commitment to the fight against global warming.

Pelosi's appearance in the meeting comes as President Donald Trump has started withdrawing the united states from the Paris agreement.

Speaking ahead of the meeting the UN Secretary General said the climate crisis was imminent and political leaders had to respond.

António Guterres said the point of no return is no longer over the horizon.

Meanwhile, save the children says that climate shocks have left millions in Africa facing hunger.

The charity says 33 million people are at emergency levels of food insecurity due to cyclones and droughts.