Environment: UN Secretary General points to the “injustice” inherent in the crises that threaten the planet

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, warned of the “injustice” inherent in crises that threaten the planet such as climate change and pollution.

“The crises besetting our planet – climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution – all have a massive injustice: those who have done the least to provoke them bear the brunt,” he said in a post published on Sunday on his X account.

He cited in particular the increase in hunger and famine, land degradation and forced displacement.

At a recent Security Council meeting, the top UN official called on the UN executive body to act to overcome “interrelated” threats to climate, food security and world peace.

“I ask the Security Council to consider how best to address the interrelated threats to climate, food security and international peace and security,” the UN chief said during a high-level debate. level on “the impact of climate change and food insecurity on the maintenance of international peace and security”.

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