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U.N.’s Ban seeks strong climate pact, fears sea rise

Posted in Europa, Meio-Ambiente by Raby Khalil on 04/09/2009

GENEVA (Reuters) – 04/09/2009.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for swifter work on a climate treaty, saying inaction could spell economic disaster and a rise in sea levels of up to 2 meters (6.5 ft) by 2100.

“We cannot afford limited progress. We need rapid progress,” he told a 155-nation climate conference in Geneva of negotiations on a new United Nations deal to combat global warming that is due to be agreed in December in Copenhagen. (more…)

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