The UN climate chief told the World Economic Forum at Davos that stressed the importance of agreeing to an international climate treaty next year when attending the forum.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the world economy was at risk unless a binding climate deal was agreed in Paris in 2015 to lower heat-trapping carbon emissions from coal and oil.
"It’s important that we get the treaty because the signal to the markets, the signal to the global economy, needs to be stronger than it is right now. There is a signal. Governments have decided that they’re not going to allow the temperatures to go above two degrees. So that is a signal that we’re moving into the low-carbon economy. But that signal needs to be stronger," she said.