September 3, 2016 / 10:08 AM / 3 years ago

U.N.'s Ban says will invite other leaders to ratify climate deal

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama participate in a climate event ahead of the G20 Summit, at West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, China September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday he will hold a high-level event in New York to which he will invite country leaders to formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement.

Ban was speaking in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, where the United States and China announced their formal ratification of the deal.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel

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