UN Chief says Copenhagen Accord is a good start

2009-12-22 08:59 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, says he's satisfied that a climate deal was reached in Copenhagen. He says the Copenhagen Accord is a good start, but doesn't satisfy the needs of all countries.

Ban Ki-moon, said, "This accord represents almost all member states of the countries positions. Of course I understand all the elements do not meet the full satisfaction of all the countries, but we didn't expect that we would be able to have this legally binding treaty satisfying all the elements to all the member states, but I think we did get what we need to make this process move on."

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures while he talks during the plenary session at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures while 
he talks during the plenary session at the climate 
summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday, 
Dec. 18, 2009.

Editor: Liu Anqi | Source: CCTV.com