UN Secretary General to Visit Arctic Ocean
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced plans to fly from Norway over the Arctic Ocean to visit the Norwegian research vessel Lance near the North Pole on September 1.
This expedition was planned to spark interest from the world leaders set to meet in Copenhagen this December. Hopefully this trip will bring new attention to global warming issues and will encourage participants to make promising changes at the conference.
The Secretary General even visited Antarctica in 2007 to call more attention to climate change, clearly he believes in making a real difference!
Since the Earth Summit in 1992 produced the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations has played a key role in facilitating discussions and action on climate change. The UN will certainly remain a critical force in the effort to make new commitments on climate change.
Following his trip, the Secretary General plans to hold a unique meeting on global warming at the United Nations on September 22. We are interested to hear what he has to say after his visit to the Arctic!
Click here for more information or watch the announcement below, in which Ban says the September summit on climate change in New York will be the largest ever gathering on the issue.