Ban commends Europe's plan to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent

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Emissions at a manufacturing complex in Toronto, Canada. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Europe's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030 has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General.

Greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the climate.

The move contributes towards the global effort to keep temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century, Ban Ki-moon stated.

Mr Ban's Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, has more.

"The decision demonstrates the continued global leadership of the European Union on taking bold action to address climate change. He said that EU leaders have once again placed Europe in a leading position with an ambitious emissions reduction target. In adopting this target, the EU has shown that addressing global climate needs is in its own long-term interest."

The UN chief called on countries to "act swiftly and boldly" on climate change and to make every effort to reach an ambitious climate agreement by the end of 2015.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration: 56″

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