Following the release of the IPCC report on global warming, top UN officials called for international action to reverse environmental damage.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “Protecting the global environment is largely beyond the capacity of individual countries…This assault on the global environment risks undermining the many advances human society has made in recent decades. It is undercutting our fight against poverty. It could even come to jeopardize international peace and security.”

General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa also noted, “We need clear objectives and strong ecological governance at the global level, a concept that continues to elude us…Without radical change, we will all ultimately find ourselves in a situation of generalized precariousness.” More

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