Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

UN chief urges climate change fund

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged world leaders to create a fund to combat climate change

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to create a multibillion-dollar fund to fight against the worst results of climate change.

He spoke out at the Climate Vulnerable Forum in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, where representatives from around 30 countries are meeting for two days.

The representatives' aim is to design a united stand on the future finance of the climate schemes they desperately need to limit increasing loss of human life and other damage because of global warming.

At the opening of the meeting Mr Ban said the world should make a real move "now".

He urged governments to create a 100 billion dollar (£62bn) "Green Climate Fund" without any delay at the UN-sponsored climate change talks starting on November 28 in Durban, South Africa.

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