10 December 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14708
ENV/DEV/1333

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

Secretary-General Welcomes Doha Climate Change Conference Outcome, But Stresses


Need for Accelerated Action to Limit Rise in Global Temperature


The following statement was issued on 8 December by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General welcomes the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference that concluded today in Doha, and he congratulates Qatar for a job well done in hosting the Conference.á Doha successfully concluded the previous round of climate negotiations, paving the way to a comprehensive, legally binding agreement by 2015. áThe Secretary-General believes that far more needs to be done and he calls on Governments, along with businesses, civil society and citizens, to accelerate action on the ground so that the global temperature rise can be limited to 2░ C. áHe said he will increase his personal involvement in efforts to raise ambition, scale-up climate financing and engage world leaders as we now move towards the global agreement in 2015.


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