Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right, in blue cap) at the People’s Climate March held in New York City, ahead of the Climate Summit on 23 September. Also pictured (from right): Ségolène Royal, Minister for Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy of France; Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City; Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Laureate; UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall.
UN Photo / Mark Garten.
UN climate summit successfully activates new stakeholders for the fight against climate change
Organised on the initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the climate change summit gathered together in New York over 100 heads of state and some 800 leaders from business, finance and civil society from around the world. The summit served as platform for financing and emissions reduction commitments, which were announced not only by countries, but also by investors, large companies and cities. At the summit, Finland declared its intention to end the use of coal in electricity production by 2025.