Climate change the "defining issue of our time": Ban

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Shams solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Climate change is the "defining issue of our time" and concrete actions are needed to tackle the phenomenon.

That was the UN Secretary-General's call to action to the one thousand plus participants at the end of a two-day meeting he co-hosted with the Arab United Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi.

The Gulf country has invested heavily in renewable energy and has pioneered efforts to encourage other countries to embrace clean technology.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 2’21″

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