UN urges climate change fund


UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to create a multi-billion dollar fund to fight against the worst results of climate change.

He said governments must create a $100 billion “Green Climate Fund” without any delay at UN-sponsored climate change talks starting November 28th in Durban, South Africa.

At the opening of a climate meeting in Bangladesh’s capital today, Mr Ban said the world should make a real move “now”.

Representatives from about 30 countries under a platform “Climate Vulnerable Forum” are meeting for two days in Dhaka to design a united stand on the future finance of the climate schemes they desperately need to limit increasing loss of human life and other damage because of global warming.