Global warming is an issue of “particular urgency” says UN chief

Mon, 2007-03-05 12:19Bill Miller
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Global warming is an issue of “particular urgency” says UN chief

Ban told the 31st United Nations International School – United Nations Conference on “Global Warming: Confronting the Crisis” that climate change will be one of his top priorities as secretary general.

“The world needs a more coherent system of international environmental governance. We need to invest more in green technologies and smarter policies. And we need to do far more to adapt to global warming and its effects,” he said.

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In less than a decade, climate change-induced sea level rise could force thousands of people to migrate from some small island developing states (SIDS), according to the executive director of the United Nations Environment Program.

The world’s 52 small island developing states (SIDS) increasingly share sea level rise and other escalating environmental threats that are further aggravated by economic insecurities, Achim Steiner added.

What makes this situation even more grievous is that the climate...

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