UN agency pressures Ban on climate crisis summit

The U.N. environment agency pressured Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday to call an emergency climate summit amid dire reports about the risks from global warming.
A summit, tentatively planned for September, would focus on the hunt for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on cutting greenhouse gases widely blamed for forecasts of more heatwaves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels.
"This is a critical year and we must bring developed and developing countries together towards a conclusion," said spokesman Nick Nuttall of Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Programme.