UN Secretary Gen. Tells U.S. to Step Up in Climate Issues

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the United States and Europe to lead the world in developing an energy-efficient economy in response to climate change.

At the Davos conference of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Ban said that developed countries can’t wait for others to act.

“This climate change campaign should be led, must be led by developed countries. This has started from industrial revolution, and the United States and European countries they have to be morally, politically responsible,” Ban said, as reported by AFP.

“The United States as a largest economy and superpower, this superpower of the world should take the political will, political leadership and invest in it,” he added.

“You have to do your own homework before waiting for others to do,” the United Nations chief said of the U.S.

“We know each other’s pollution. I think they should be responsible for humanity, we have a responsibility to keep this world sustainable,” said Ban.

“Climate change is showing us that the old model is more than obsolete. It has rendered it extremely dangerous. It is a recipe for natural disaster. It is a global suicide attack,” he said.

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