NEW YORK, July 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait, affected by climate change, will spare no effort on all levels to tackle its adverse effects, believing also that facing this phenomenon is a shared responsibility.
This came in Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi speech during the Security Council session on International Peace and Security with Focus on Climate-Related Security Risks.
Climate change is a major concern for the world's population, as for its harmful impacts, which is one of the biggest challenges in the current era because it threatens the security and existence of many countries and warns of a humanitarian disaster, Al-Otaiabi said.
"Nobody is safe," Al-Otaibi said, referring to the dangers of this changing phenomenon, while the Council may not be the ideal forum to tackle the phenomenon of climate change, its input is valuable. Combating climate change requires a coordinated approach, he added.
Despite the myriad efforts taken, the path ahead is long. Political will, cooperation and international solidarity are all essential, he added.
Al-Otaibi stressed efforts of the Council are an integral part of the efforts of other United Nations bodies and agencies to consider and address climate change, including its possible implications for security.
Those efforts based on requirements, principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
Al-Otaibi recalled the causes and consequences of climate change such as drought, desertification, famine, political turmoil, disputes over natural resources, mass exodus, hurricanes, floods, severe heat waves, high water levels and food insecurity.
Developing countries are making extraordinary efforts to address climate change and enhance their capacity to adapt to climate change; especially the least developed among them, as well as small island States and a number of African countries. (end)