UN Secretary-General: Cooperatives have key role combating climate change

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Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon today underscored the part that in addressing the issue
that can be played by cooperative enterprise.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message marking the International Day of Cooperatives,
whose theme this year is “Confronting Climate Change through

Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon today underscored the part that in addressing the issue
that can be played by cooperative enterprise.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message marking the International Day of Cooperatives,
whose theme this year is “Confronting Climate Change through
Cooperative Enterprise.” underscored the part that in addressing the
issue that can be played by cooperative enterprise.

“Every coordinated effort, no matter how small, can contribute to and form a larger, more powerful response,” Mr. Ban said

“It is in keeping with this focus that cooperatives are expanding
their development efforts creatively, into areas such as environmental
sustainability and carbon neutrality, as communities around the world
are struggling to adapt to climate change and strengthen their
resilience against its impacts,” the Secretary-General noted.

Ban cited the example of such agriculture and energy sector
cooperatives’ abilities to concurrently address food and energy
security locally as well as environmental deterioration.

“On this International Day, I strongly encourage Governments to
carry out measures and regulations that will be supportive of
partnerships with cooperative enterprises,” the message said. “Let us
redouble our efforts to find new points of collaboration as we address
the daunting challenge of climate change.”