Festus Mogae addresses the EC

.I greet you all in my capacity as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Change.

I must say I am pleased to be here to address a conference whose organisers recognise that 2009 is a crucial year in the battle against climate change. That battle will culminate in an international conference in Copenhagen in December where the world's governments are expected to conclude a global agreement for the period after 2012.

.It is pleasing to note that the theme for Green Week 2009 is 'Climate Change: Act and Adapt', and there will be seminars and workshops during which participants will look at what could be done globally to bring climate change under control. It is commendable that the organisers of Green Week 2009 decided to focus its theme around climate change issues.
.My address this afternoon will reflect the position and views of the Secretary-General on climate change, which has been described as the defining challenge of our generation.

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