Ban Ki-moon in Greenland to See First-Hand Impacts of Climate Change

Ban Ki-moon in Greenland to See First-Hand Impacts of Climate Change

On a visit to Greenland, UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, saw first-hand impact of climate change on ice caps of the region. From past two decades, scientists have been raising concerns on increasing impacts of climate change on ice caps and glaciers in Greenland.

Ban along with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister and Aleqa Hammond, Greenland Premier, hoisted flags and observed a prayer ceremony in a local church.

Ban Ki-moon spent his morning in the town of Uummannaq, which is several hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle. Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesperson, said Ban Ki-moon also visited Ilulissat Icefjord by boat.

The Ilulissat Icefjord is designated as World Heritage site by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Main goal of this tour was to build momentum before the climate summit, which is about to held on September 23 to address issues on climate change.

Government leaders, business, finance and civil society members will join the meeting to take actions on increasing climate change. Also, the meeting will result in solutions that will explain the impact of taking early action on substantial economic benefits.

It is believed that the United Nations Framework Convention will follow a worldwide agreement on Climate Change.


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