Thursday, August 2, 2007

First U.N. special session on climate change

30 July 2007 - The United Nations General Assembly tomorrow opens its first-ever plenary session devoted exclusively to climate change, seeking to translate the growing scientific consensus on the problem into a broad political consensus for action following alarming UN reports earlier this year on its potentially devastating effects.

1 August 2007 – New York
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the General Assembly's first-ever thematic plenary debate devoted exclusively to climate change. In his opening remarks, the Secretary-General challenged the world’s nations to take decisive action this year to tackle the climate change threat head-on.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

How we protect our environment, manage climate change, secure our planet and safeguard our future, for our children and generations to come, is one of the greatest international challenges of our time.

(Opening Statement by the President of the General Assembly, Sheikha Haya Al Khalifa)

*Pardon my english, αλλά έχει πολύ ενδιαφέρον έστω και αμετάφραστο.
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