Ban: In Paris, States must put the common interest above the national

4 November 2015

The UN Secretary General thanked the leaders of France and China on Wednesday for the request they made in Beijing that the new climate pact include a five-year accountability requirement, which would allow verifying compliance by the countries of their commitments limiting carbon emissions.

In a briefing of the General Assembly on the preparations for the Climate Summit, Ban Ki-moon congratulated that and other efforts aimed at finding solutions to the complex issues being negotiated for the meeting that begins on November 30.

He recalled that we are three weeks away from the deadline established by the international community to reach a universal climate agreement and although there are important discussions on equity, differentiation, finance and ambition, he expressed optimism that governments will help make it possible. reach.

“During the next few weeks I will be very active in contacting heads of state or government to help them deal with these issues. The final responsibility for the success of the Paris conference is entirely in your hands ”, he pointed out.

The Head of the UN considered that countries should put the common interest above the national interest, “because climate change does not have a passport or knows of national borders.”

He added that for the Conference to be a success, a durable and flexible agreement must be reached, one that is in solidarity with the poor and most vulnerable, and that has credibility in responding to the dizzying climate impacts that are already being observed.

On the other hand, he stated that the pact should not be content with a mitigation goal that undermines the goal of keeping the temperature below 2 degrees Celsius and should offer credible means for implementation and mitigation needs.

4 November 2015

The UN Secretary General thanked the leaders of France and China on Wednesday for the request they made in Beijing that the new climate pact include a five-year accountability requirement, which would allow verifying compliance by the countries of their commitments limiting carbon emissions.

In a briefing of the General Assembly on the preparations for the Climate Summit, Ban Ki-moon congratulated that and other efforts aimed at finding solutions to the complex issues being negotiated for the meeting that begins on November 30.

He recalled that we are three weeks away from the deadline established by the international community to reach a universal climate agreement and although there are important discussions on equity, differentiation, finance and ambition, he expressed optimism that governments will help make it possible. reach.

“During the next few weeks I will be very active in contacting heads of state or government to help them deal with these issues. The final responsibility for the success of the Paris conference is entirely in your hands ”, he pointed out.

The Head of the UN considered that countries should put the common interest above the national interest, “because climate change does not have a passport or knows of national borders.”

He added that for the Conference to be a success, a durable and flexible agreement must be reached, one that is in solidarity with the poor and most vulnerable, and that has credibility in responding to the dizzying climate impacts that are already being observed.

On the other hand, he stated that the pact should not be content with a mitigation goal that undermines the goal of keeping the temperature below 2 degrees Celsius and should offer credible means for implementation and mitigation needs.