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Ban Ki-moon to give opening keynote speech at MIPIM 2019

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Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech at MIPIM on Tuesday 12 March at 2:00 pm in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. He will share his vision of the new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to increasing pressures involving energy and water. 

 

His visits to hard-hit areas around the world, persistent advocacy on the issue and even a march through the streets of New York for climate action, helped to push the world to act. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, adopted in December, 2015, was signed by a record number of leaders on April 22nd – Mother Earth Day – and became effective on 4 November.
 

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