Science has spoken again on climate change: UN chief

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Ban Ki-moon at launch of IPCC report in Copenhagen,             2 November 2014. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Science has spoken yet again on climate change and time is not on the world's side, according to the UN Secretary-General.

On Sunday, Ban Ki-moon was speaking in Copenhagen to launch the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Compiled by hundreds of scientists from around the world, Mr Ban said the assessment is the most comprehensive appraisal of climate change ever undertaken.

“With this new Synthesis Report, science has spoken yet again with much more clarity and greater certainty. Citizens are increasingly restive—but also eager to seize the opportunities of building a sustainable future.”

The UN chief added that many tools and technologies are already available, including renewable energy sources which he says have long proven their value.

In December 2015, a UN climate change conference is scheduled to take place in Paris, France.

While in the Danish capital, Ban Ki-moon called on leaders to act towards a global agreement to preserve planet earth in a sustainable way.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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