UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on governments on Friday to take immediate action following the release of a UN report on impacts of climate change.
The secretary-general welcomed the release of the findings of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a statement issued by his spokesperson said.
"He notes with concern that the impacts of climate change are increasingly noticeable, and likely to become more so in the future as extreme weather events intensify," it said.
"Adequate, large-scale adaptation measures have the potential to alleviate some of the worst consequences outlined in the report, if governments take action without delay," the statement said.
"The secretary-general hopes that the Parties to the Convention on Climate Change will work decisively towards a comprehensive framework to replace the existing regime once it expires in 2012,"it said.
"He hopes the parties will avail themselves of the opportunity to make progress towards such a framework at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali in December this year," it added.
Climate experts on the IPCC warned in the report that impacts of global warming, ranging from water and food shortages to rising seas, are set to adversely affect human's living environment. ?