Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks

Current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, pictured in Vienna on September 2, 2010, will step down at the end of 2016UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is “reasonably optimistic” about a world climate conference due to open in Paris at the end of next month, he said in an interview published Thursday. “I am still reasonably optimistic that world leaders will be able to adopt a universal protocol on climate change before the end of the year,” he told Italy’s Corriere della Sera daily.

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