At G20 in China, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals

(Eco Business, 5 Sep 2016) Commending the US and China for ratifying the Paris Agreement, Ban says major steps forward on climate change and sustainability have been taken at the summit.

At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the conference’s focus on sustainable development and climate change, urging all countries to take early action on these.

“For the first time in the history of the G20, the Hangzhou draft communiqué is now focusing on this Sustainable Development Action Agenda as one of their most important [aspects of] the outcome document,” the UN chief said at a press conference , ahead of the summit’s opening.

“Climate change and Sustainable Development Goals should go hand in hand. That is not my message – that is the message of all scientists, economists and all experts,” he added, stressing that “early action will bring more and more, and better and better results.”

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Eco Business, 5 Sep 2016: At G20 in China, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals