UN Security Council Takes Up Climate Change Risk for First Time
Wealthy nations will come under pressure to boost funding to tackle climate change during a United Nations discussion that will warn how unchecked rising temperatures could lead to wars and mass migration.
The UN Security Council’s virtual meeting Tuesday will be led by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and include participants such as French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden’s chief climate envoy, John Kerry. Attendees will focus on climate change risks.
Military experts have for years warned that climate change can cause political instability as it ravages crops, floods villages and cities and leads to a scramble for natural resources. With the U.K. holding the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month, Johnson will warn that climate change poses a “grave threat to global peace and security.”