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Speaking today to local leaders at the World Summit Climate and Territories, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres highlighted the fact that climate action that benefits people is the action that moves the world as a whole towards a new, sustainable and climate-safe model of growth and development.

You are proving there is a clear cause and effect. Reduction of greenhouse gases brings with it a growth in the economic impetus of your jurisdictions. You are transforming the global economy. Collectively, you are getting the global economy ready for the twenty-first century… And getting ready for the twenty-first century is what the Paris agreement is all about. 

Addressing climate change is not a divider, it is a unifier. We must understand it as so, and I think you have come to that conclusion already and you are acting on that knowledge. That is something that you need to export further outside these halls. 

Link to the live stream of the Summit.

See more about the Summit here.

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