Paris climate talks: what world leaders say about the planet's future
Updated: 2015-11-30 21:39
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech for the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, November 30, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON:
"I urge you to instruct your negotiators to choose the path of compromise and consensus. Bold climate action is in the national interest of every single country represented at this conference. The time for brinksmanship is over."