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At Global Adaptation Summit, leaders spur action to build resilience to climate change impacts

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Leaders are set to galvanise action to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change at an online global conference holding for two days from Monday, January 25, 2021. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and leader of the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 Such impacts included extreme weather, wildfires and floods that have become more frequent ...

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Paris: Ki-moon convenes high-level event, Buhari to endorse pact

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United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will convene a special High-Level Event on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Wednesday, 21 September at the UN Headquarters in New York for the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. With China and the United States formally joining the Paris ...

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Ban Ki-moon accelerates fresh Paris Agreement drive

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Countries are accelerating efforts to join the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special high-level event to be hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, 21 September. “We must put the aspirations of Paris into action,” the Secretary-General said. “We have no time to waste, and much to gain, from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change ...

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Ki-moon, Espinosa hail China, US for ratifying Paris Agreement

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Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China on Saturday, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change. “Now, by formally joining the Paris Agreement, you have added powerful momentum to the drive for the Agreement to enter into force this year,” the UN chief said in a ...

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Ban Ki-moon wants climate action taken to next level

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Recalling that just two weeks ago, 175 countries came to the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that it is time to take climate action to the next level. “We need to accelerate the speed, scope and scale of our response, locally and globally,” Mr. Ban last week told participants of the Climate Action Summit 2016 in Washington D.C., a ...

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Erik Solheim chosen new UNEP boss

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United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Mr. Solheim is currently Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and ...

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Ban Ki-moon formally invites world leaders to sign Paris Agreement

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the historic climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The signing event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on the first day the agreement will be open for signature, which coincides with the observance ...

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Ban Ki-moon urges govts to ratify Paris Agreement

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UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday (January 21, 2016) at a Plenary Session (titled: “The New Climate and Development Imperative”) of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, invited world leaders to endorse the Paris Agreement, an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) governing carbon dioxide reduction measures from 2020 Thank you, President ...

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COP21 will produce a universal agreement, says Ban Ki-moon

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UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has expressed optimism that the ongoing climate change summit in Paris will produce a universal and binding agreement. He made the disclosure on Sunday (December 6, 2015) while speaking to media executives during a visit to the research vessel, Tara. According to him, there was a strong commitment demonstrated by the over 150 world leaders, including ...

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Photo: Osinbajo, others receive Ban Ki-moon

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Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on Monday August 24, 2015 hosted visiting UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, in dialogue on Democracy, Development, Climate Change and Countering Violent Extremism. The forum was attended by dignitaries.

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