Mozambique, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Malta today, Wednesday, March 22, announced a series of commitments to promote a systemic, responsive and evidence-based approach to Climate, Peace and Security at the United Nations Security Council.
According to Arabic portal Wam, the 15 commitments, which cover a range of Security Council functions, represent a joint goal among the countries to address the risks and adverse effects of climate change relevant to the maintenance of peace and security in the world.
“There is no doubt that climate change is the biggest challenge today. There is no true security without climate security. The Security Council cannot and must not divert its attention,” said Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh.
“As the next chair of COP 28, we are here today joining forces with our colleagues to advance this agenda. We believe this is essential for maintaining peace and security internationally,” Lana Nusseibeh added.
The pledges include commitments to convene at least one Security Council meeting on Climate, Peace and Security; stress the importance of supporting comprehensive risk assessments and risk management strategies; invite and support the participation of people with expertise in Climate, Peace and Security to inform the Council; strive to integrate language on Climate, Peace and Security into Council products; and encourage all UN peace operations to minimize their carbon footprint.