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COP21: 'we have the unique opportunity to define our own destiny', says Ban at UN climate change conference
Description: Calling climate change a defining issue of our time, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told top government officials that the opportunity exists "to define our own destiny" at the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris. "In rising to the climate challenge, we can set the world on a sustainable footing for generations to come, and lay the foundation for prosperity and security for all," he said one week into COP21. The second week of negotiations now begins, with the aim of reaching a new universal climate agreement to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. [Source: United Nations News Centre]
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Source: United Nations News Centre
Publish Date: 12/7/2015
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