A monumental triumph for earth: U.N. chief
In the face of an unprecedented challenge, you have demonstrated unprecedented leadership: Ban Ki-Moon
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called the Paris climate agreement a â€œmonumental triumphâ€ for the earth that will set the stage for achieving an end to poverty and development for all.
â€œIn the face of an unprecedented challenge, you have demonstrated unprecedented leadership,â€ he said of the deal involving 195 nations.
China termed the pact as â€œa new beginning in international cooperation.â€ The pact was fair in splitting responsibility between developed and developing countries, Foreign Ministry spokes-person Hong Lei said.
Chinaâ€™s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua said: â€œThe Paris Climate Conference is a crucial point in the global climate governance process. The outcome has a bearing with the undertaking of climate change of the human being and our future of sustainable development.â€
According to the Russian envoy at the climate talks, the accord marked a signi-ficant progress in tackling climate issues but the deal required a serious work on its implementation. â€œI want to confirm Russiaâ€™s determination to continue strengthening our actions to reduce the anthropogenic pressure on the environment in accordance with the agreement,â€ Alexander Bedritsky said.
The World Bank welcomed the â€œhistoricâ€ accord, saying it reflected aspiration and seriousness to preserve the planet for future generations.