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EU Presidency and UN Secretary-General Identify Climate Change as Common Priority

0125_pv_bankimoonA meeting between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and President of the European Council, Janez Janša, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified climate change as a common priority between the two Organizations.

Speaking at the post-meeting press conference, the Slovenian Prime Minister stressed that the United Nations is the only existing framework within which the world can effectively tackle the challenge of climate change. “The energy and climate package which the European Commission put forward two days ago is a tangible contribution of the European Union in the fight against climate change.

This package contains solutions that the European Union will implement internally while offering certain of them to partners in the course of global dialogue, when we will discuss how to address this challenge in the post-Kyoto period,” said the Prime Minister. [EU Press Release | Video Footage]