UN / CLIMATE PEACE AND SECURITY

21-Mar-2023 00:01:58
Ambassadors from Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a joint commitment to prioritize climate, peace and security during in their respective terms at the Security Council. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 21 MARCH 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

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2. Pan left, ambassadors walk up to the stakeout podium

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3. Close up, camera

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United Arab Emirates (UAE):
“Today, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland and my own country, the United Arab Emirates, come together to show our commitment to prioritize climate, peace and security during our respective terms on the UN Security Council. There is no doubt that climate change is the defining challenge of our time. There is no true security, in our views without climate security.”
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Vanessa Frazier, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Malta:
“As an island state, we are acutely aware of how ocean related climate security risks can uproot communities, destroy areas of land and threaten the existence of entire countries. Enhanced reporting to the Council on how climate change may be impacting particular situations on its agenda is critical to inform the Council's decisions and decision making.”

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6. Close up, camera

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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Pedro Comissário Afonso, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mozambique:
“As we take tangible steps to address, mitigate and adapt to the implications of climate change, it is also important for the Security Council to meet its responsibility to recognize and take appropriate action in response to climate change.”

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8. Close up, camera

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9. SOUNDBITE (English) Pascale Baeriswyl, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Switzerland:
“The Security Council must enhance data collection and analysis on climate peace and security. This would not only foster evidence based approaches and responses to these challenges, but it could also improve early warning capabilities and prevention.”
10. Pan right, ambassadors walks away
STORYLINE
Ambassadors from Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today (21 Mar) announced a joint commitment to prioritize climate, peace and security during in their respective terms at the Security Council.

Talking to reporters outside the Council, the UAE Ambassador, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, said here is no doubt that climate change is the defining challenge of our time. There is no true security, in our views without climate security.”

Malta’s Ambassador Vanessa Frazier, for her part said, “ass an island state, we are acutely aware of how ocean related climate security risks can uproot communities, destroy areas of land and threaten the existence of entire countries.”

Frazier said, “enhanced reporting to the Council on how climate change may be impacting particular situations on its agenda is critical to inform the Council's decisions and decision making.”

Mozambique’s Ambassador, Pedro Comissário Afonso, said, “as we take tangible steps to address, mitigate and adapt to the implications of climate change, it is also important for the Security Council to meet its responsibility to recognize and take appropriate action in response to climate change.”

Finally, Swiss Ambassador Pascale Baeriswyl, said, “the Security Council must enhance data collection and analysis on climate peace and security. This would not only foster evidence based approaches and responses to these challenges, but it could also improve early warning capabilities and prevention.”

Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland are serving the 2023-2024 term as non-permanent members of the Council, while the UAE is serving the 2022-2023 term.
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