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Old economic growth model a 'global suicide pact,' warns UN chief

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Uploaded on Jan 28, 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for "revolutionary action" to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century's heedless consumption of resources is "a global suicide pact" with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival.

"Let me highlight the one resource that is scarcest of all: Time," he told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in a session devoted to redefining sustainable development. "We are running out of time. Time to tackle climate change. Time to ensure sustainable, climate-resilient green growth. Time to generate a clean energy revolution."

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