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Stoltenberg takes over COP15 group leadership from Brown. Prime Minister says he looks forward to the task. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is to take over co-chair of its high-level advisory group on climate change financing. “Prime Minister Stoltenberg will now work with the other co-chair, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to complete the work of the Advisory Group,” according to a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

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Stoltenberg takes over COP15 group leadership from Brown

Published on Monday, 7th June, 2010 at 16:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Prime Minister says he looks forward to the task.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is to take over co-chair of its high-level advisory group on climate change financing.

“Prime Minister Stoltenberg will now work with the other co-chair, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to complete the work of the Advisory Group,” according to a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

Stoltenberg succeeds Britain’s former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and today’s appointment is another feather in the Norwegian premier’s climate cap.

Last year, Stoltenberg was given special responsibility to close the deal at the COP15 World Climate Summit in Copenhagen following Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s appointment of a group of political leaders.

The high-level advisory-group’s mandate is mobilise the resources promised at COP15. Developing countries are to raise up to 30 billion US dollars annually for the next two years, increasing to 100 billion per year from 2020.

“Securing sufficient financing of climate actions in developing countries will be decisive in order to reach a new international climate treaty. I look forward to leading the group together with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi”, says Stoltenberg.

The COP15 agreement also stated that countries will work to limit the temperature increase to two degrees Celsius, and implement efforts to reduce or limit the emission of greenhouse gases.

The UN climate group is expected to present its final report prior to the the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Mexico in December this year.




Published on Monday, 7th June, 2010 at 16:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: jens, stoltenberg, gordon, brown, un, high-level, advisory, group, climate, cop15, ban, ki-moon, lars, loekkerasmussen, .





  
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