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UN Council needs to act on climate change, says Johnson

Boris Johnson’s statement was made during a virtual Security Council hearing Image: Geoff Pugh / Reuters

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, said on Tuesday (23) that the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) “needs to act in the face of climate change”, by highlighting the risks of these processes for peace and security around the world.

The declaration was made during a virtual hearing of the Security Council, with the presence of representatives of the countries that integrate the body and some guests.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres spoke at the event and warned of the risk that climate change will exacerbate risks of instability and conflict.

Issues such as immigration, rising tidal levels and their impacts, among others, were discussed by the authorities present, with promises to work to mitigate the effects of climate change and prevent the temperature from rising too high in the coming years, which tends to to exacerbate these problems.

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