22 November 2013
Ban Ki-moon: momentous responsibility shared concerning climate change
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his address to the high-level segment of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change taking place in Warsaw, Poland, that ‘climate change threatens current and future generations’. He also said that ‘all of us in this room share a momentous responsibility (…) We must rise to these challenges with wisdom, urgency and resolve to address climate change’. He expressed deep concern that the scale of efforts being undertaken by the international community are still insufficient to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.
Source: United Nations | Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon | Latest Statements | Warsaw, 19 November 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks to the Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP19/CMP9) High-level Segment