UN chief: economic model and environmental threat

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The world’s current economic model is an environmental “global suicide pact” that will result in disaster if it isn’t reformed, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned Friday, at the annual meeting of business and political leaders in Davos Switzerland.

Ban said that political and business leaders need to embrace economic innovation in order to save the planet.

“We need a revolution,” the secretary-general of the U.N. told a panel at the World Economic Forum on how best to make the global economy sustainable.

“Climate change is also showing us that the old model is more than obsolete.”

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