Aware of their vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change, countries in the MENA region have begun taking action to confront it.
"I call on developed countries to honour their commitment to mobilize climate finance," Mr. Ban said.
"I will never cease, even after my retirement, to work with the United Nations and my colleagues, and world leaders to make sure that this climate change agreement is in full implementation," Ban said.
Climate change progress requires thoughtful actions as well as creativity! Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the UN climate conference in Marrakech.
The Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements at COP22 showcased the potential of local action, focusing on resilience and building efficiency.
Cities and NGOs have a crucial role to play in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, ‘Climate Champions’ Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haité said.
Meeting with civil society representatives, the Secretary-General said, “I ask each and every one of you to keep up the fight. Hold governments accountable and press for action.”
The Secretary-General held a press stakeout on the day of the entry-into-force of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Read the Secretary-General's opening remarks at his meeting with civil society organizations to commemorate entry-into-force of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
This is a moment to celebrate. It is also a moment to look ahead with sober assessment and renewed will over the task ahead.
UN Environment's Emissions Gap report finds that 2030 emissions are expected to reach levels far above that needed to have a chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C this century.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will invite representatives of civil society groups to a conversation with him at the UN Headquarters.
“This is a momentous occasion,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the latest instruments of ratification were accepted in deposit. “What once seemed unthinkable, is now unstoppable.
"Today’s action enables the European Union, and EU Member States to deposit their ratification instruments as soon as possible," Ban said.