Update : Climate change is an urgent situation: let's face it collectively: President-Video
Pointing out that the health of the global environment today is in need of serious attention, Sri Lanka called for the developed nations to financially support the developing nations to reduce the dangers posed by the climate change.
Addressing the world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit yesterday in New York, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the danger posed by climate change is a current emergency and the challenge is universal and must be addressed collectively and multi-dimensionally.
Responding to a request made by the U.N. Secretary-General to the leaders attending the summit to present a national statement that will outline a vision to achieve the goal to reduce emissions, President said Mahinda Chintana, the policy agenda of the Government, to address climate change has included several strategies.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted the one-day Climate Summit yesterday, to engage world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society to catalyze climate action.
Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be joining former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.
At the meeting President Rajapaksa will extend Sri Lanka's support to the Elephant Action Network that works toward preventing elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.
The 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, in New York City convene more than 1,000 global leaders in business, government, and civil society organizations.