9 November 2012

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Commends Australia on Kyoto Second Commitment Period,


Urges All Governments to Take ‘Decisive Steps’ against Climate Change


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the readiness of the Australian Government to join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and congratulates Prime Minister [Julia] Gillard for her leadership.

Addressing climate change is fundamental for achieving sustainable development.  Urgent action is needed.

The Secretary-General calls on all Governments to take decisive steps against climate change at the upcoming Climate Change Conference, in Doha, Qatar.

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