Business Leaders Hear Climate Warnings

"COPENHAGEN -- 'We meet at a critical moment in human history. Our planet is warming to dangerous levels,' UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening session of the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen on Sunday.

Encouraging world business leaders to create a global economy that is 'cleaner, greener and more sustainable, Ban told 700 delegates from the business community that 'climate change is the defining challenge of our time.' ...

In Copenhagen in December, governments are expected to conclude negotiations on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period for reducing greenhouse gas emissions ends in 2012."

Environment News Service had the story May 25, 2009.

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"Cash Seen Key To U.N. Climate Deal" (Reuters)

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"US Speaker Pelosi Going To China For Climate Talks" (Reuters)


Source: ENS, 05/26/2009