STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Why is the UN Security Council Discussing Climate Change?

Mukul Sanwal is Ex civil servant and diplomat.
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  • November 2013
    Volume: 
    37
    Issue: 
    6
    Commentaries

    The G8, Pakistan and the Pacific island states have pushed for a discussion in the United Nations (UN) Security Council on the security dimensions of climate change. As the issue gains momentum at the global and regional levels, India as an emerging power that continues to use energy and other natural resources, at the cost of stressing other countries, particularly its neighbours, will need to formulate a response.

    In South Asia, sharing water resources and adverse effects of climate change are inter-related with respect to their impact at the national level, and the resulting diplomatic tensions will be shaped by the way the issue is framed at the global level.

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