UN chief on Greenland climate change visit

March 26, 2014 9:24 PM

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Ban spoke after meeting with residents and taking a dogsled ride under deep blue skies outside Uummannaq, the first of two towns in Greenland he will visit to prepare for a climate summit in New York in September.

For the sled ride, Ban, his wife and his hosts — Greenland Premier Aleqa Hammond and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt — wore traditional sealskin outfit to keep warm as temperatures reached -24 degree Celsius (11.2 degrees Fahrenheit).

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