'Our Task Is Not Over,' Says UN Secretary-General, Urging Action On Paris Climate Pledges Ah
While the international community has provided a solid foundation for the world's response to climate change by adopting the Paris Agreement this past December, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that it is now necessary to build on that momentum in order to secure a safer and healthier future for all.
At a briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on the high-level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement, which he will host on 22 April, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the ceremony will provide the first opportunity for Governments to advance the process that will lead to the Agreement's implementation and ratification.
"Now we must move from aspirations to action," Mr. Ban said. "By implementing the Paris Agreement, we will be building the future we want - a future of shared opportunity that leaves no-one behind on a planet that is protected and nurtured for the benefit of all," he added.