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-- need to sleep to tackle a wide range of issues from climate change to nuclear security.
How to -- the Chinese is a top priority though UN climate summit takes place tomorrow.
A former British prime minister Tony Blair will present a new report that suggest cutting greenhouse gases.
-- developed nations could create ten million jobs over the next decade.
For more -- want to welcome UN's top climate change official you know divorce he's the executive secretary United Nations framework convention.
I'm climate good morning moment.
Those statistics as many as ten million jobs is that possible.
I think so I think we're seeing the beginning of -- direction and in global economic growth the way in which.
Economies function the way in which we we generate power so I think we're at the beginning of a pretty fundamental change.
Why is climate change the top priority.
Because the international scientific communities in which has been analyzing this for a number of years.
Has come to the conclusion that there were revealed -- at a turning point that we have.
At the closing window of opportunity to really reduce the greenhouse gases that we.
Emit into the atmosphere if we want to avoid severe consequences like extreme see the world's.
Walk me through what is the real risks if we -- not.
The real risks.
That you see I was I just mentioned sea level rise which could be.
One -- -- more and if you get on them -- and look at the number of major cities especially in developing countries.
Terms that are close to the ocean and then you see how big that problem is.
Secondly we're already seeing drought in the number of -- for example in Africa.
Some studies indicate that 250 million Africans as early as 20/20.
I'm going to be suffering -- -- stress because of climate change and they're gonna want to go somewhere else.
And tropical diseases occurring in in areas that happened to commit before.
Himalayan glaciers that tens of millions of people rely on for drinking water.
And gradually beginning to disappear and I can go on for Ottawa -- he hoped to achieve this week.
I think a very clear signal from world leaders almost two years ago.
And you negotiating process was launched which is supposed to be completed in December in Copenhagen in Denmark.
And that meeting really has to provide a long term response to climate change.
All the world leaders -- -- that here in new York and I hope that they will send a very clear signal that they want to succeed in Copenhagen.
You've seen some announcements recently from the Japanese.
Some announcements as well from the Chinese.
Not much in the United States what do you hope to present -- United States -- in here.
But president Obama's -- This election campaign enough to -- said that he takes this issue seriously.
That he wants to lead on this issue.
And that he wants to -- in Copenhagen and I think people me included -- expect him to deliver on the hunt.
And of course things have been complicated by other things on the you know on the political agenda.
The whole health care bill issue which is -- occupying and I appreciate that.
But I think -- to make -- such a priority of an election campaign and I'm not deliver them in Copenhagen would be a major disappointment from the international community.
One of the big issues of the costs involved here to adapt not only developing but but developed countries in two.
I want greenhouse gas friendly initiatives energy initiatives and some suggest the cost could be five to 600 billion dollars in you and I now.
Going -- one of the deepest global recessions in history.
Will slow the process to him.
But I hope not I mean it's undeniably true that the economic crisis has made it more difficult to to find money for energy sector investments.
But at the same time if you if you look at China Korea Europe the United States that'll putting -- growth -- the -- -- their economic recovery packages so I think.
Countries are seeing this as an opportunity to create jobs in in different parts of the economy in green parts of the economy.
The byline two days from now what what.
Would you like to see accomplished what -- want that the record to suggest when this meeting wraps up.
I think at least two things festival -- that rich country leaders agreed to ambitious emission reduction cuts.
And secondly that they will reach out to developing countries to help them to.
And those cuts.
20/20 5% over 510 years what do they look like.
But the scientific -- been saying that if you want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and if you want to leave some room for developing nations to grow their economies.
Then rich countries have to reduce their emissions by between 25 and 40% by 20/20 so that's a lot as a grass.
Realistic it's it's achievable if if everyone does that -- I mean if some countries take ambitious targets and as a result of that economic activity -- -- shift from one country to another.
Then there's no net gain at the end of -- and that's why achieving results through the UN is so important to you that tomorrow will be watching thank you very much for --
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