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UN chief says he's counting on ex-NY mayor Bloomberg to 'work for humanity' on climate change
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 1:36 PM EST
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is counting on former mayor Michael Bloomberg "to work for humanity" in his new job as United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change.
The U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg's "dedicated and visionary leadership" to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.
As a first priority, Ban said he wants the former mayor to help make the U.N. climate change summit he has called in September "a great success."
"Most importantly," Ban said, "we need to have a global, legal climate change agreement by 2015."