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Russia vetoes UN Security Council resolution on the link between climate and conflict


UN, 13 Dec. Russia vetoed the draft resolution of Ireland and Niger in the UN Security Council – The document invited the peacekeeping operations and political missions of the organization to take into account in their assessments and activities the impact of climate change on the security situation, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports. Russia has repeatedly expressed skepticism in the UN Security Council about the link between the problem of climate change and conflicts. Nebenzya called the UN Security Council draft on climate and security unacceptable The authors of the rejected draft stated that “the Security Council has repeatedly stressed the need for the UN, regional organizations and member states to take into account … the impact of the adverse effects of climate change on their activities, programs and strategies.” countries. We are talking, in particular, about the Lake Chad basin region, Somalia, Darfur, South Sudan, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as West and Central Africa, Cyprus and Iraq. As noted in the text, the UN Security Council intends to take into account the strategies of conflict resolution including information on the implications of climate change for the security situation. The draft also said that the UN Security Council is asking the organization's secretary general to “include climate-related security risks as a central component in UN comprehensive conflict prevention strategies.” Merkel names those responsible for climate change According to the text, the UN Security Council also asks the Secretary General to submit a report on the impact of climate change on security. the development of online platforms that provide UN States with real-time access to climate data. By the way, the Security Council would urge special political missions and UN peacekeeping operations to take into account the security implications of climate change in their assessments and activities to prevent conflicts. warned of dangerous climate changes

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