UNITED NATIONS-Pakistan has urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take the lead in addressing the key issue of climate change and not delegate decision-making to 'a select group of nations, as happened at last weeks summit in Copenhagen. 'We must not lead the prayer to our own demise, Pakistans UN Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon said at a briefing held by the Secretary-General for permanent representatives to the UN on the climate deal reached in Copenhagen. The non-legally binding agreement at Copenhagen was hammered out by US President Barack Obama in a forum of 29 countries that included India, China, Brazil and South Africa. The deal, which has come under sharp criticism from many developing countries, requires countries to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and monitor the actions made. Several Third World countries have called the move was against the tradition of transparency and participation on equal footing for all parties of the convention. They also accused the rich of doing too little to cut greenhouse gas emissions. More pointedly, they said developed countries are trying to kill off the United Nations Kyoto Protocol, which obliges many industrialised nations to cut emissions by 2012. During his intervention, the Pakistan Ambassador said the Copenhagen deal had created confusion and controversy which needed to be resolved urgently. Haroon urged the Secretary General to take lead in restoring the centrality of the UN by initiating a transparent, inclusive and open debate on issues pertaining to the climate change. The international community should collectively reflect and learn lessons from Copenhagen, he added. 'Leaving decision making to a select small groups is not the future of the intergovernmental negotiations process, he remarked. Pakistan was ready to be part of any consultative process aimed at resolving differences, he said. 'We must build on the work that our negotiators had painstakingly done over the last two years since the Bali conference, he said, adding: 'This should and remain the basis of our future work. The agreement includes a method for verifying industrialised nations reduction of emissions. Delegates representing 192 countries attending the Copenhagen conference agreed overnight to work towards implementing an accord forged after two weeks of marathon negotiations in Copenhagen. 'The Copenhagen Accord may not be everything that everbody hoped for, but this decision of the Conference of parties is a beginning, an essential beginning, Ban said in a statement at the end of the Copenhagen summit.