“Climate change is a global challenge requiring a global coordination.” “Adapting to climate will require a complete transformation.” “Adaptation is not only the right thing to do but a smart thing to do.”Minister Elisabeth Koestinger of the Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism welcomed this year’s World Energy Outlook as a source of information and data for political leaders while Ban spoke of his childhood experiences with access to energy growing up in South Korea, and highlighted the importance of international cooperation to improve energy access while tackling climate change.
During a dialogue session with Minister Koestinger and Executive Director Fatih Birol of IEA, Ban stressed 3 key points, urging that everyone has to use energy more wisely and sustainably in order to achieve the sustainable development of the future: 1. Enhance effectiveness of energy use 2. Make energy accessible for all 3. Develop renewable energySource: https://www.iea.org/newsroom/news/2018/november/executive-director-in-vienna-for-presentation-of-world-energy-outlook.html Photo: IEA