UN Secretary-General Calls for Global Solution to Climate Change Crisis

15 September 2008: Noting that media interest in climate

change issues has been fading since the release of the Intergovernmental Panel

on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report in November 2008, UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of cooperation among

all sectors of society to tackle this challenge.

Speaking at the Holy Family

Church in New York, he stated that the current effects of climate change are

“worse than most projections” and lead to humanitarian crises. He emphasized that

any solution to climate change should be global, and governments will need the

help of the faith community, non-governmental organizations, the private sector

and others in their efforts to address “the global challenges of our time.” [UN

Press Release]