UN's Ban urges 2009 climate deadline

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, has urged the world to agree a sweeping treaty to fight climate change by 2009, telling UN-led talks in Bali to act now on "the moral challenge of our generation".

UN's Ban urges 2009 climate deadline
In a speech on Wednesday to the climate change conference, Ban urged more than 120 environment ministers that "the time to act is now".

He said that the threat of global warming had a "silver lining" because creative solutions could create jobs and ease poverty in developing nations from Africa to Asia.

Ban said there was a "desperate urgency" to act to slow rising seas, floods, droughts, famines and extinctions of wildlife.


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