New York

08 December 2012

Statement by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha


The Secretary-General welcomes the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference that concluded today in Doha and he congratulates Qatar for a job well done in hosting the Conference.  Doha successfully concluded the previous round of climate negotiations, paving the way to a comprehensive, legally binding agreement by 2015. The 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 degrees Celsius. He 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.