UN climate Czar calls for action from governments

| 03/08/2010

(UPI): The international community must take firm measures to overcome the potential effects of climate change, a UN official told delegates in Germany. Christiana Figueres, the newly appointed executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told delegates at a climate conference in Bonn, Germany, that world governments must make an ambitious effort to protect the environment."As individuals, as governments, as a global community, we must all exceed our own expectations, simply because nothing less will do," she said Tuesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a July report that human activity was a contributor to climate change and that global warming was a real phenomenon.

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