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Ban Ki-moon Urges Countries to Ratify New Kyoto Amendment 21 February 2013
13 February—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging countries to swiftly ratify the Doha Amendment, adopted last December, in which governments agreed to a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.
"Huge consequences" of climate change, Secretary-General's remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations 12 February 2013
11 February 2013 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Council of foreign relations, turning to what he called “the gathering threat of climate change,” said scientists have long sounded the alarm, and stressed the potential consequences of climate change. Those include “a downward global spiral of extreme weather and disaster,” along with development reversals, increased displacement, aggravated tensions over resources and destabilization of fragile state...
UN Chief Lays Out Climate Agreement Among His Top Agenda for 2013 22 January 2013
22 January 2013 –Climate change and sustainable development remain top priorities for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said, in an address to the General Assembly that he would continue to work for a climate change agreement in 2015.
2012 Year in Review 31 December 2012
Climate change made headlines in 2012. Here are the highlights of 2012 in photos.