"We recognized that climate change was real and urgent back in 2009, when we made our first commitments to reducing our carbon footprint, and we committed to a set of commitments that were in line with the science, so that we did our part to not warm the planet by more than two degrees".
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In a statement, the ministers at the meeting said momentum for cutting greenhouse gases was "irreversible" and reaffirmed their commitment to "full implementation" of the Paris accord.
His election victory spoiled the air of jubilation that has enveloped the ongoing climate talks since the landmark agreement was adopted in Paris previous year.
Reflecting on the state of the world as he prepares to leave office, Ban said a surge in nationalism and populism has resulted in some "changes in the political scene around the world, particularly in Europe and now in the United States and some in Asia, too".
"It is a new world order", said Mr Erik Solheim, head of the UN Environment Programme.
"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", Trump tweeted in 2012. But Trump has pledged to tear up that agreement, to re-open coal mines and push ahead with shale oil and gas projects.
"This presidential initiative would send an important and timely political signal, with the proclamation as a powerful expression of the continued resolve to follow through on our Paris commitment to the decarbonization of the global economy", he told a press conference.
Mezouar announced Friday that the next high-level climate meet would take place at the end of next year in Bonn, Germany, but be presided by Fiji.
In remarks read by the World Bank Vice-President for sustainable development, Laura Tuck, the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, said that his organization is doing its best "to try to mobilize as much as financing as possible".
They urged the developed countries to support them in their endeavor to mitigate climate change and adaptation.
Check out NewsGram for latest worldwide news updates. The Paris Agreement on climate change is a landmark achievement - it establishes an inclusive, pragmatic and, hopefully, durable framework for progressively strengthening efforts globally to address the causes and consequences of climate change. He often said cold weather as a reason why he doesn't believe in the concept.
People rightfully focus a lot of attention on the devastating impact climate change will have the poor nations - since they have contributed the least to the problem and have the fewest resources to adapt to it. Trump tweeted in 2014. That was the message that China had for President-elect Donald Trump, according to a report by Bloomberg. "It's all of our responsibility to make sure we continue to raise the level of ambition rather than let Trump drag us under the rising seas", Boeve said. I think there is a significant momentum now, both with countries and corporations.
To which Trump responded, "I did not, I did not".
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this October was the third-hottest October on record. "I do not say that".