12:39 | Lima, Dec. 05 (ANDINA).
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed Peru will take a lead role
addressing challenges related to climate change and greenhouse gas reduction by hosting the UN Climate Summit in December 2014.
Ban noted the Peruvian Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, will be a key figure in the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as he will be in charge to reach a new worldwide climate change agreement.
Delegates from 194 UN member countries will be gathered in Peru's capital Lima in order attending the COP 20 from December 1-14, 2014.
The UN's top official concluded his official visit to Peru with an inspection to a project of reforestation of degraded areas, called "Growing Tara trees", in the Lima's working district of El Agustino.
The project is funded by the multilateral organization and seeks to reforest degraded lands at risk adjacent to the Rimac River in the local jurisdiction.
Ban Ki-moon participated in the opening on Monday of the 15th General Conference of UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.