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For only the third time in its history, climate change made it to the UN Security Council. Convened by the UK and Pakistan, the meeting sought to recognize climate change as an "international security threat". Speaking before the Council, CAN-International Director Wael Hmaidan warned that climate change affect us all: "We are gravely concerned by the prospects for mass displacement of people within States and across borders driven directly by climate impacts like sea level rise, droughts, desertification, biodiversity loss and indirectly by its impacts on food and naturn saidal resources," Hmaidan.

CAN warnsPost scriptum: On 18 February, the proposal was blocked by China and Russia - more background on RTCC.

CAN-International Press Release

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