GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 2

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The Presidents of Iran, France, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile as well as the King of Spain, speak at the Climate Change Summit. Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action. UNIFEED - UNTV

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STORY: GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 2
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DATELINE: 23 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

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23 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters
2. Wide shot, Bolivian President Evo Morales at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia:
“We believe that the failure of any developed country to ratify a legally binding, quantified commitment under the Kyoto protocol for the post-2020 period raises serious concerns about its credibility and its sincerity in combatting climate change. We urge all parties to the Kyoto protocol to revisit and raise their ambition to compromise.”
4. Wide shot, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil:
“A new climate agreement must be universal in its scope, ambitious in its nature and legally binding while respecting the principles and the provisions contained in the framework agreement, particularly the principles of equity as well as common but differentiated responsibilities.”
6. Wide shot, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela:
“Nature has been giving us clear signals of how serious the situation is, but the powerful of the world only systematically contribute to the problem. This environmental crisis is the result of the actions and above all of the crisis of a model of civilization, a capitalist model based on unsustainable patters of production and consumption.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. Wide shot, French President François Hollande
10. SOUNDBITE (French) François Hollande, President of France:
“Today we have an obligation to succeed. It is the Paris conference of 2015 that will make it possible to reach an ambitious global agreement so that we attain a carbon neutral status that is a greenhouse gases emission level that is compatible with absorption capacities for the globe.”
11. Wide shot, King of Spain Felipe VI
12. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Felipe VI, King of Spain:
“None of the countries represented here can wait. Hanging on a temperature increase of a few degrees, human lives are at stake, as is the continuity of our societies. We cannot wait, but there is cause for hope. We share a basic consensus on the danger looming ahead of us. We have made progress in recent years with measures that albeit insufficient, are moving in the right direction.”
13. Wide shot, ECOSOC Chamber
14. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran:
“If we truly believe global warming is a global problem, we should then accept that addressing it also requires genuine global cooperation. Any step, under any pretext that may impede such international cooperation cannot but be considered detrimental to the international community as a whole. Nowadays it has become difficult for some countries to gain access to the experience and knowhow of other countries in the fields of combatting draught and water scarcity as well as environmental crises, especially urban pollution.”
15. Wide shot, Rouhani walks away from the podium
16. Wide shot, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
17. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile:
“Whatever agreement that we reach must have the input of all countries and it should focus on human dignity and the right to development from a sustainable point of view, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities stressing that those with the greatest capacities should take the lead, the need to create open participatory decision making procedures involving civil society, gender mainstreaming and the transforming power of more sustainable patterns of production and consumption.”
18. Wide shot, Bachelet walks away from the podium

STORYLINE:

As the United Nations Climate Summit got underway today (23 Sept), world leaders continued to call for a comprehensive and binding agreement.

Evo Morales, President Evo Morales of Bolivia said “the failure of any developed country to ratify a legally binding, quantified commitment under the Kyoto protocol for the post-2020 period raises serious concerns about its credibility and its sincerity in combatting climate change.”

He urged all parties to the Kyoto protocol “to revisit and raise their ambition to compromise.”

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil said a new climate agreement “must be universal in its scope, ambitious in its nature and legally binding while respecting the principles and the provisions contained in the framework agreement, particularly the principles of equity as well as common but differentiated responsibilities.”

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said “nature has been giving us clear signals of how serious the situation is, but the powerful of the world only systematically contribute to the problem.”

Maduro said the current environmental crisis is “the result of the actions and above all of the crisis of a model of civilization, a capitalist model based on unsustainable patters of production and consumption.”

French President François Hollande expressed hope that the Paris conference of 2015 “will make it possible to reach an ambitious global agreement so that we attain a carbon neutral status that is a greenhouse gases emission level that is compatible with absorption capacities for the globe.”

King Felipe VI of Spain said that “none of the countries represented here can wait” as “hanging on a temperature increase of a few degrees, human lives are at stake, as is the continuity of our societies.”

Nevertheless, he said there is “cause for hope” as “we have made progress in recent years with measures that albeit insufficient, are moving in the right direction.”

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said that “if we truly believe global warming is a global problem, we should then accept that addressing it also requires genuine global cooperation.”

Rouhani said “nowadays it has become difficult for some countries to gain access to the experience and knowhow of other countries in the fields of combatting draught and water scarcity as well as environmental crises, especially urban pollution.”

The President of Chile and former head of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, said that “whatever agreement that we reach must have the input of all countries and it should focus on human dignity and the right to development from a sustainable point of view, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities stressing that those with the greatest capacities should take the lead, the need to create open participatory decision making procedures involving civil society, gender mainstreaming and the transforming power of more sustainable patterns of production and consumption.”

Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are today expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action.
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