Co-chair Ban Ki-moon speaks at the summit of P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030)

“Nature does not wait for us. Nature is not negotiating with mankind. We have to change our pattern of behavior.”
On September 23rd, the summit of P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030) was held on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly, New York. During the summit of P4G, former Secretary General of U.N. Ban Ki-moon said, “We are from all over the world, but we share a future, a fate.” The world economy is going through a huge transformation, and if the international community holds fast to a past approach and keeps increasing its demand for food, energy and infrastructure, the earth will be confronted with “ecological limits,” said Ban. In reference to Pope Francis’ statement that “God always forgives, we men forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives,”
Co-chair Ban said, “All citizens must realize that they are emitting tons of greenhouse gases and fine dust in the course of their daily lives.”
“Let us work together and unite together,” he said. “We must achieve the world’s greatest goals, the Sustainable Development Goals and commit to the Paris Climate Agreement. Let’s make the world sustainable and prosperous for future generations. ” The P4G is a Denmark-led global network of government, business and civil society organizations set up to advance solutions for delivering on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. The second summit of P4G which will be held in South Korea next year. Source / © Yonhap News
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