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UN official warns that climate change threatens peace and development by Nick
July 20, 2011, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Environment

The BBC is covering the speech by Achim Steiner (UN Environment Program) to the UN Security Council in which he said that climate change will increase the rate and impact of natural disasters, threaten food security, and raise the risk of violent conflict over dwindling ecological resources and systems. He called for “a proactive strategy of evolved and perhaps new international platforms, mechanisms and institutional responses”.

Read the full speech here.

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