The Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal states:
"I am pleased that the UN Secretary-General visits Copenhagen to participate in the 3GF for the second time.
Ban Ki-moon is not only a strong advocate of multilateral cooperation in general, but also for the transition to a global green economy. Through the 3GF, the Danish Government works towards the same goal.
Once again, we bring together leaders and decision-makers from the private sector, governments and international organisations to create global alliances and partnerships to promote global green growth.
I am very happy that the UN Secretary-General supports the 3GF and our common vision of a global green transition”.
The Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), launched by the Danish Government, is hosted by the Danish Prime Minister and takes place for the third time.
The theme of this year's summit is Resource Efficiency and the meeting will touch upon the issues of global green leadership, green business models and green solutions.
On October 22, Ban Ki-moon will give the keynote address at 3GF just before the final session where the future of green investments will be the focus.
The UN Secretary-General has taken the lead in engaging world leaders in identifying finance and reduction measures needed to achieve the 2 degree target before the COP 21 climate conference in 2015 in Paris.
This includes a gathering of world leaders in September 2014 in New York.
Financing will be in focus when Ban Ki-moon opens the Copenhagen Climate Finance Meeting, which will be hosted by the Minister for Climate, Energy and Buildings, Martin Lidegaard.
Martin Lidegaard says:
"I look forward to welcoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Copenhagen, and I am proud that he has decided to come to our climate finance meeting.
For several years, Ban Ki-moon has pursued an ambitious and action-oriented climate policy and, like us, he is much inclined to find ways of mobilizing financing for a green transition across developed and developing countries.
To this end, private investor engagement is paramount, and this will exactly be the focus of our meeting”.
Ban Ki-moon's participation in two green international summits on Danish soil can be seen as a sign that green transition, sustainable development and climate finance are gradually reaching the top of the international agenda.
A large number of leaders and decision-makers from the public and private sector will participate in both meetings to discuss how action and results in green areas can be ensured.
During his visit, Ban Ki-moon will meet with the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal, Minister for Finance Bjarne Corydon, Minister for Climate, Energy and Buildings Martin Lidegaard and Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach.
The Secretary-General will also participate in the launch of a Danish-supported energy efficiency hub at the UN City in Copenhagen as part of the UN initiative, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL).
He will also be participating in a high-level dinner on the evening of October 22 in connection with the Danish climate finance meeting.
Eva Grambye, 3GF Special Envoy, Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tel.: +45 3392 0268 or +45 4190 4128E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLars Peter Levy, Press Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel.: +45 4190 4124 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.3gf.dk / www.um.dk
Dewi Naidu Dylander, Head of Department, Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building, tel.: +45 4172 9151, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cecilie Weinholt-Ludvigsen, Press Officer for the Minister of Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard, tel.: +45 4172 9012E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: www.kebmin.dk