UN chief visits Greenland to assess climate change

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General is beginning a three-day visit to Greenland during which he will assess the affects of climate change.

Ban Ki-moon is visiting the town of Ilulissat, which is 250 kilometers above the Arctic Circle.

He will also meet with indigenous groups to hear about the impact of climate change on their lives.

The visit comes ahead of the high-level Climate Summit at the United Nations in September which aims to mobilize action to reduce the causes of global warming.

It is hoped that in 2015 a worldwide agreement will be adopted through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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