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Climate emergency a danger to peace: top UN official
July 25, 2020

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United Nations says climate emergency generated by global warming is a danger to peace as climate change exacerbates existing risks of conflict and creates new ones.

Speaking in the UN Security Council, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas, Miroslav Jenca called on peace and security actors to play their role and help speed up implementation of landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.

Jenca also recommended stronger partnerships to identify best practices, strengthen resilience and bolster regional cooperation.