UN seeks bold climate pledges at 2014 summit; not a deadline
Developed nations agreed in 2009 to raise climate aid for developing nations to $100 billion a year from 2020 from an annual $10 billion for 2010-12. Hit by an economic slowdown, the rich are focused more on their economies than the climate and have not outlined plans for raising aid from 2013 to 2019.
"I am encouraged that pledges are now coming but I would urge member states, particularly donor countries, (to) be coming out more generously," he said. "It's not sufficient."
Many developing nations also want a new U.N. mechanism to help compensate for loss and damage from creeping effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, desertification and ocean acidification.
Ban noted that many developing nations said $100 billion would be insufficient to cover such a new mechanism even though rich nations are reluctant.