New climate change envoys speak out

Three climate change envoys, newly-appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, say that global warming must be tackled at the international political level.

The three envoys – former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Republic of Korea Foreign Minister and General Assembly President Han Seung-soo and former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Escobar – held a working luncheon today with Mr. Ban, who announced earlier this year that tackling climate change is one of his priorities as head of the UN.

Brundtland said, “We know that the world is warming up, and we know that the issue is to be able to act quickly enough so that we can avoid the types of dramatic consequences that are also irreversible… without sufficient action.”