Mikhail Gorbachev addresses to world leaders during international forum

Mikhail Gorbachev addresses to world leaders during international forum
Mikhail Gorbachev addresses to world leaders during international forum

Gorbachev, in a closing speech at the three-day Earth Dialogues forum, condemned world leaders for lack of political will, saying high-level forums had not delivered on promises to address climate change, pollution and other critical issues. He urged immediate action.

Gorbachev warned hundreds of schoolchildren in the audience that their lives will not be easy. He predicted that shortages of water and energy supplies could spark wars, and said signs of a new arms race are again emerging.

The forum featured 66 speakers, including four Nobel laureates, on issues including climate change,economic growth and poverty, the AP reports.