10 Sep '11, 6am

UN leader calls on govts to address climate change: United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on t...

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on the world's governments to boost their efforts in addressing climate change and work to form an agreement at the climate summit in Durban in November. In a speech at Sydney University he stressed the importance of setting new climate targets as the Kyoto Protocol expires next year. "A political formula must be found to ensure that a robust, post-2012 climate regime is agreed upon, and is not delayed by negotiating gamesmanship," he warned. The past two climate summits in Copenhagen and Cancun, which saw world leaders gather to renew the original Kyoto Protocol, have ended with little progress made. Mr Ban stressed that governments must agree to "ambitious mitigation targets that ensure that any increase in global average temperature remains below two degrees Centigrade". He added that sustainable development is a "...

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