Ban demands lasting, dynamic and supportive climate agreement

PARIS, Dec. 01 (MNA) – UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon called on Monday in this capital on heads of State or Government to achieve a lasting, dynamic, believable and supportive agreement favoring the most vulnerable.

“We are here to write the script of a new future, of hope, prosperity, security and dignity for all,” he asserted at the inaugural session of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), to conclude on December 11.

Ban demanded world leaders to have the courage and vision to save future generations from the devastating impacts of climate change.

Last September, you adopted an inspiring new agenda of sustainable development with ambitious targets, then you acted in a committed way with common benefit, this is the moment to do it again, he said.

According to the Secretary General, the planet needs a stage of low emissions of greenhouse gases that limits the rise of temperature below the two degrees Celsius.

He highlighted in this regard that over 180 countries sent the forum its plans to deal with climate change, which cover 100 percent of global emissions of contaminating substances.

The diplomat warned there cannot be in the COP21 margin for failure “because even a rise of two degrees in temperature would have serious consequences for food security and water consumption, economic stability and world peace.”

That is why we need in Paris a universal agreement that sets the base for future efforts, he insisted.

Ban urged developed countries to comply with their promises of mobilizing 100 billion dollars for 2020, figure that would serve as starting point for future contributions to that year.

The COP21 gathers here some 150 heads of State or Government.




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