Climate change affects world peace and security

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Climate change is affecting world peace and security according to a senior UN official.

UN member states have been unable to come to a consensus on the affects of climate change, but the UN says the link is clear.

Talking to the Security Council on Wednesday, the Executive Director of the UN's Enviornment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner said climate change is having far-reaching consequences

"Many of the sustainable development objectives ambitions and pathways that nations have pursued are under threat and are under threat beyond what traditionally has been the means of a national sovereign state to determine its decisions within its territory."

Duration: 14″

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also told council members with extreme weather continuing to wreak havoc its clear climate change is a threat to international peace and security.

"Extreme weather events continue to grow more frequent and intense in rich and poor countries alike, not only devastating lives, but also infrastructure, institutions, and budgets – an unholy brew which can create dangerous security vacuums."

Duration: 19″

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