Ban confirms willingness among leaders to reach an agreement on the climate in Paris

27 September 2015

The UN Secretary General held a high-level meeting today with a group of world leaders to discuss issues related to climate change and said that they had been determined to reach a durable and important agreement in Paris and of universal application.

During a press conference, in which he was accompanied by the presidents of France, François Hollande, and Ollanta Humala, of Peru, Ban Ki-moon explained that a consensus is perceived that an agreement should come out of that December meeting with a vision of the future and a world with low carbon emissions and resilient to climate change.

World leaders also agreed that the Paris agreement must send an unequivocal signal that it is inevitable to transform the world economy, that investments in clean energies must be accelerated and that there must be a review process on compliance with the national commitments raised so that the rise in global temperature does not exceed 2 degrees centigrade.

“At the collective level, national contributions are not yet sufficient.” Ban Ki moon said, adding that there is also a consensus that there is a need for immediate and concrete cooperation among States to achieve that the vision of the future expressed will come true,.

The Peruvian president, for his part, explained to the press that developing countries are also making important contributions to combat climate change and encouraged countries that have not submitted proposals in this regard to do so without delay.

“Urge those countries that have not yet presented their plans, to do so. We cannot be waiting until the last moment ”.

Ollanta Humala also highlighted the importance of the next summit related to the financing of climate initiatives, scheduled for October in Lima and urged the countries to make concrete progress at that meeting.

So far 78 countries that are party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have already submitted their proposals to reduce carbon emissions and other measures

27 September 2015

The UN Secretary General held a high-level meeting today with a group of world leaders to discuss issues related to climate change and said that they had been determined to reach a durable and important agreement in Paris and of universal application.

During a press conference, in which he was accompanied by the presidents of France, François Hollande, and Ollanta Humala, of Peru, Ban Ki-moon explained that a consensus is perceived that an agreement should come out of that December meeting with a vision of the future and a world with low carbon emissions and resilient to climate change.

World leaders also agreed that the Paris agreement must send an unequivocal signal that it is inevitable to transform the world economy, that investments in clean energies must be accelerated and that there must be a review process on compliance with the national commitments raised so that the rise in global temperature does not exceed 2 degrees centigrade.

“At the collective level, national contributions are not yet sufficient.” Ban Ki moon said, adding that there is also a consensus that there is a need for immediate and concrete cooperation among States to achieve that the vision of the future expressed will come true,.

The Peruvian president, for his part, explained to the press that developing countries are also making important contributions to combat climate change and encouraged countries that have not submitted proposals in this regard to do so without delay.

“Urge those countries that have not yet presented their plans, to do so. We cannot be waiting until the last moment ”.

Ollanta Humala also highlighted the importance of the next summit related to the financing of climate initiatives, scheduled for October in Lima and urged the countries to make concrete progress at that meeting.

So far 78 countries that are party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have already submitted their proposals to reduce carbon emissions and other measures