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2013.11.18 15:31

UN Secretary General Meets President Grybauskaitė

LRT | Algirdas Acus2013.11.18 15:31

United Nations Secretary General warned again about climate change when he met Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, before leaving today for Poland, Warsaw Climate Change Conference.  

United Nations Secretary General warned again about climate change when he met Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, before leaving today for Poland, Warsaw Climate Change Conference.

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 BAN KI-MOON, United Nations Secretary General:

(on Haiyan) Yes, I fully agree on your assessment that recent heavy rainfall together with typhoon was clearly a wake up call again.

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 BAN KI-MOON, United Nations Secretary General

And even in the centre of the United Nations, in New York, in Manhattan. United Nations was also flooded by Sandy storm. It's unusual which we have not seen. That is the impact of climate change.

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 BAN KI-MOON, United Nations Secretary General:

With the release of Fifth Assessment Report last September, there are no science sceptics, everybody knows now that climate change is happening and approaching much faster than we might have thought.

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BAN KI-MOON, United Nations Secretary General:

That is why I am going to Poland, Warsaw, where I will be meeting world leaders and ministers and ask them to raise awareness and political leadership and mobilize all necessary means, particularly financial support, for developing countries so that they will be able to meet and adapt to this changing situation. We must be committed to contain this global world temperature within below, below 2 degrees, this is imperative. I count on President, Lithuanian Government, and also European Union to lead this campaign. Thank you.