Even better, Ban seems to expect results coming out of his attempt to bang heads together:
He said that the outcomes from this meeting would feed into the UN climate negotiation process.
"I have been advised by many experts that if we act now - since we have the resources and heightened awareness - we can reverse it," he said.
"Then we can give a much more prosperous planet Earth to our great, great, grandchildren. "
The international climate debate needs to embrace a "new way of thinking" to tackle the problem, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged. He called for both industrialised and developing nations to focus on limiting future global greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Ban added that he would convene a climate summit to help reach consensus on a global climate action plan.
The idea of making developing nations enforce emissions caps has also faced opposition.
"To build on the current momentum, I am going to convene a high-level UN General Assembly debate on 24 September."
"Business as usual is no longer an option - we must reach complete agreement," he told the audience in central London.