'A message of urgency and hope'

The UN Secretary-General has called on parties at Lima to begin the process of writing a new history for the planet - starting with action in five key areas.

*This is a transcript of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the 'high-level segment' of the 20TH UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Lima. 

Ladies and gentleman, I carry a message of urgency and hope.

We know that by addressing manmade climate change, we can build more resilient, prosperous, and healthier societies. But we must act now.


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