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Ban Ki-moon on Supporting a Comprehensive Climate Deal at Copenhagen

November 3, 2009

It is a pivotal moment for our world. Copenhagen provides a unique opportunity. If we tackle climate change properly we can advance many other of our goals as well. Green growth can make inroads against global poverty. We can lay a foundation for peace and security for generations to come. We can define a more sustainable relationship with our planet. It is an inter-generational issue and it is a moral issue. That is why the voices and deeds and the teachings of you, the world’s faith groups, are so vitally important. In the coming weeks I urge each and every one of you, distinguished religious leaders, to do all you can in your power, in your teaching, through your wisdom, to your followers. We must prevent further damage to our common home. We need a global climate deal that is again comprehensive and binding, equitable and balanced, and most important, ambitious.

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