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Taoiseach to chair climate talks at UN Security Council

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will be chairing a meeting at the UN Security Council as part of Ireland’s presidency of the council.

This is the first time that a Taoiseach has ever chaired a UN Security Council meeting.

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The event will be used to highlight the fact that climate change is contributing to many conflicts throughout the world.

Ireland will be calling on the council to consider the impact of climate change in its work to prevent and end conflict.

The Irish delegation will also be working on a resolution to get an agreement on accepting the concept of the link between climate and security.

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It’s believed that Russia, China and India will be sceptical about linking climate change to conflict.

Martin told reporters in New York yesterday; “We’ve achieved a lot of progress on that front. There are still some remaining member states we have to work on and work with to get a consensus on this and that work is ongoing,”.

Meanwhile, President Michael D. Higgins will be delivering a virtual message to the United Nations Food Systems Summit while Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet the speaker of the US House of Representatives ‘Nancy Pelosi’ on Capitol Hill.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020” by Houses of the Oireachtas is licensed under CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons

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