Following are UN Secretary-General
I am glad we could meet here in the margins of the African Union Summit.
The interrelated climate and post-2015 sustainable development processes present an unprecedented opportunity to limit global temperature rise, eradicate extreme poverty and sustain economic growth. But, to meet the full scale of the climate challenge and seize the opportunities, we need an international framework that will support accelerated action by all nations and all sectors. That is why I am hosting a climate summit on 23 September in
We are all aware of the latest findings of the
I have three expectations for the climate summit. First, Government, business, finance and civil society leaders should signal clear support for an ambitious global agreement in 2015. We need a vision that aligns politics and economics, and is consistent with limiting global temperature rise to under 2degree C. National actions should provide evidence of commitment to this trajectory.
Second, Governments and key financial actors need to commit to scaling up public and private finance. We must start mobilizing the additional investments needed to get the world on a 2degree C pathway. We need a hundreds of billion dollars a year between now and 2050.
That means operationalizing and capitalizing the
My third expectation for the Summit is that it will help build multilateral and multi-stakeholder coalitions to support initiatives in high-impact areas that will reduce emissions and enhance resilience I thank all who have already accepted my invitation. I hope you will all attend and encourage your leaders from the private sector to come too.
I also expect a significant role from
I welcome the initiative of the Climate for Development in
Demonstrate your commitment at the Summit through significant actions in
I thank you for your attention. I would now like to turn to my Special Envoy, President Kufuor, to lay out the organization of the day and we look forward to hearing your views thereafter.
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