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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 2 June 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the United States’ announcement to limit Power Plant Pollution

The Secretary-General welcomes the important initiative announced today by President Obama to limit emissions from the United States’ power plants, calling it a significant step toward reducing global greenhouse gas emissions that are disrupting the climate, exacerbating extreme weather patterns, and threatening human health, sustainable economic growth and development.

The Secretary-General calls on all countries to accelerate their efforts to reduce emissions and strengthen adaptation and resilience. He calls on world leaders to take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the Climate Summit he will host in September by bringing bold announcements and actions they will undertake nationally as well as in multilateral and multi-stakeholder settings to address climate change.

Statements on 2 June 2014