My name is Thomas Itza and the work in the policy planning unit of TPPA. The secretary-general of the United Nations has called climate change. The defining issue of our time almost every day, were confronted with its growing and increasingly pervasive effects.
Wildfires in Australia, cyclones in Indian Ocean routes in and Sahel floods in South Asia or rising sea levels in the Pacific, it is increasingly clear. The climate change is not only an environmental challenge.
People are perform ly affected as lives are lost, live real destroyed and communities displaced. In some circumstances, climate change can even disrupt peace and security. It is no coincidence that the country’s.
Most vulnerable to climate change are often also those most vulnerable to conflict and fertility. Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it compounds existing risk factors. For instance, it can intensify competition over natural resources, drive up food prices and increase geopolitical tensions in DPP.
A sustaining peace and preventing conflict are at the heart of our mission. As climate change increasingly becomes a threat to peace, we are developing strategies to prevent the worst consequences. We cannot do this alone.
Therefore, we have teamed up with the UN Development Programme and the UN Environment Programme to create the climate security mechanism. Together, we’re working to advance research, conduct risk assessments and support our colleagues around the world to develop innovative solutions ranging from climate informed mediation to conflict.
Sensitive adaptation at the center of all. Our efforts are the needs of affected communities, including women and youth, in collaboration with partners from across the UN system, member states, civil society and regional organizations.
We are improving our collective capacity to understand and address the negative impacts of climate change on peace and security.