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Ban urges people everywhere to press leaders to agree on new climate treaty

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Environment Day today by asking people everywhere to press their governments to “seal the deal” on a new climate agreement during talks in Copenhagen in December.

Developing countries need support to ensure cleaner industries – top UN official

The ongoing financial and economic crisis could lead to a new ‘green industrial revolution,’ but developing countries will need strong support to ensure they do not lose out on this opportunity, the head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) said today.