Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dispatches from Warsaw:  U.N. Leadership Issues Firm Call to Action on Climate Change

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses delegates in Warsaw. (Credit: AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) Click to enlarge.
As the second week of the United Nations climate negotiations slogged on, high-level leaders from the United Nations gave an impassioned call to action today, strongly urging countries to seize the opportunity this week to chart a course toward an international agreement in 2015.

“The time is now … We have been talking and planning and analyzing, and talking and planning and analyzing.  But we need to act now … We’re running out of time,” declared Christiana Figueres, the Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during a high-level panel discussion in Warsaw.  The event included top leadership from the UNFCCC, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and World Meteorological Organization, among others.

Dispatches from Warsaw: U.N. Leadership Issues Firm Call to Action on Climate Change

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