Rawstory By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 — 8:57 pm
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in an opinion piece published by The New York Times, laid out a number of benchmarks for success in the upcoming global climate talks, planned to be held in Copenhagen.
Among them, Ki-moon argued in the Tuesday edition that a “global governance structure” must be levied to ensure that nations collaborate on how resources are deployed and managed.
The editorial, entitled “We Can Do It,” urges world leaders toward the accomplishment of three key points: Curbing emissions, investing in green growth for third world nations and establishing a supranational structure to oversee resources.
“Every country must do its utmost to reduce emissions from all major sources, including from deforestation and emissions from shipping and aviation,” Ki-moon wrote. “Developed countries must strengthen their mid-term mitigation targets, which are currently nowhere close to the cuts that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says are needed. Developing countries must slow the rise in their emissions and accelerate green growth as part of their strategies to reduce poverty.”
He continued: “A deal must include an equitable global governance structure. All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed. That is how trust will be built.”
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