Rosemary di Carlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
But why is climate change a matter of concern for international peace and security and how should the UN system deal with climate-related security risks?
There are many common questions about the climate-security nexus, and the CSEN experts have compiled a short Q&A to answer the seven most common ones:
- Why is climate change a UN Security Council concern?
- How is climate change a threat to security?
- What are the risks of inaction?
- How does climate change affect migration?
- Why is addressing climate impacts important when a country is in the midst of a conflict?
- Is the scientific evidence on whether climate change causes conflict sufficient to justify action?
- Does the UNSC encroach on the UNFCCC’s mandate by acting on climate risks?
- What action exactly should the UNSC take?
- Is the “securitisation” of climate change a problem?
Read the expert answers here