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Climate Change: Future in Our Hands

  • Marcel JesenskýEmail author
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Abstract

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon considered climate change a pressing global problem with a strong impact on international peace and security. Ban Ki-moon took leadership on the issue and brought it back to the UN process. Through a series of high-level events, he succeeded to translate the growing scientific consensus on climate change into broad political consensus for action. Using the power of his bully pulpit, the Secretary-General succeeded in mobilizing the momentum to reach an ambitious global climate deal, the 2015 Paris Agreement, signed in New York in April 2016 by an unprecedented number of 175 countries.

Keywords

Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General United Nations Climate change Global warming 2015 Paris Agreement Kyoto Protocol COP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université d’OttawaOttawaCanada

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