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#65491 - 26 Nov 07 07:19 ANT/UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali
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UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali

Jakarta (Antara News) - As preparations were ripe for next month`s landmark conference on climate change in the Indonesian island resort of Bali, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision by the World Tourism Organization`s General Assembly to focus on the issue.

According a statement from UN News Center, Ban pointed out in a video message to the Assembly`s meeting on Friday in Cartagena, Colombia, that tourism was becoming increasingly important to the world economy and global community.

"It is more and more connected with issues at the top of the United Nations agenda, from terrorism and conflict to natural disasters, epidemics, poverty and climate change," Ban said.

He commended the Assembly for the themes it has chosen to discuss during its session, including adapting to the impact of climate change, and limiting tourism`s own contribution to greenhouse-gas emissions.

"I particularly welcome this focus as we prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali next month," the UN chief noted.

Ban said the delegates at the Bali conference were expected to negotiate a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol, a legally binding pact limiting greenhouse gas emissions which is set to expire in 2012.

He also welcomed the Assembly`s decision to discuss risk prevention and crisis management, including preparing for the possibility of a flu pandemic, and sustainable tourism as a tool for reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - a set of eight antipoverty targets adopted by a 2000 UN summit. (*)
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#65492 - 26 Nov 07 07:19 Re: ANT/UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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anyone here attending the climate change conference??
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#65495 - 26 Nov 07 08:05 Re: ANT/UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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I heard you were speaking at this event......


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#65522 - 26 Nov 07 20:13 Re: ANT/UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali [Re: Dilli]
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I'll miss it by six days. Darn it!!!!
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#65531 - 27 Nov 07 05:18 Re: ANT/UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali [Re: Shesca]
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miss it? this could be the defining moment of the 21st century!
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#65534 - 27 Nov 07 05:51 Re: ANT/UN chief hails decision to focus on climate change meeting in Bali [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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I can just see it....Kyoto II, the protocall that man ignored (again)
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