Warning against the “securitization” of environmental issues, India said on Thursday that linking environmental degradation to peace and security will not increase collective efforts to address climate change issues.
In an open debate on “maintenance of international peace and security: environmental degradation and the humanitarian impact of peace and security” in a statement at the UN Security Council, India said that the human impact or impact of environmental degradation should be just as many other aspects Can. Human activity has human dimensions.
It stressed that there should be a greater resolution to implement the commitments and contributions made under environmental agreements.
“Environmental degradation affects not only ecosystems, but also the people who depend on and live by it. It is also a multifaceted issue. To begin with, it may be due to people who are inter-related in extent Causes live on. The factors, among which are poverty and not necessarily greed. In many developing countries, such problems arise from issues related to people living at subsistence levels, “said India.
It has been said that in many other cases, the perpetrators of environmental degradation may be outside national boundaries, while the victims are inside.
“Environmental degradation can have a human impact or impact, as many other aspects of human activity have human dimensions. However, something to enhance our understanding of the problem is to connect everything associated with environmental issues with peace and security. Neither does; there is nothing to help. The statement said that we address these issues in a meaningful way, and to exclude real criminals and to follow our commitments to environmental issues or to the people. Do nothing to help change behavior.
India said that there has been a growing trend both on the Security Council and outside, which is beginning to discuss environmental issues with a certain disregard for various key principles, including environmental change including climate change and biological diversity Discussions govern.
“What we need is a collective desire to address such important issues multi-dimensionally without shaking our respective commitments under various conventions, inter alia, the United Nations Convention to Desertification , What we need is more to implement commitments and contributions under environmental agreements for the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Convention on Climate Change and Paris Agreement, etc.
India commented that it is a leading contributor to “climate action” and the country has reduced carbon emissions by 38 million tonnes annually over the years.
During the last decade, around three million hectares of forest and tree cover have been added, which has increased the cover of combined forest and trees to 24.56 percent of the total geographical area of the country, he said, adding that India has protected the environment. Played a leadership role for.
“Going forward, India aims to restore 26 million hectares of degraded and deprived land by 2030 and reduce land degradation. We have eliminated single-use plastics by 2022 and 450 GW of renewable by 2030 It has the additional goal of establishing energy, ”the statement said.
India stressed that every industry, including the private sector, civil society, and government, can make more climate-friendly lifestyle choices to make sustainable lifestyle changes easier.
“We see environmental degradation as an opportunity to strengthen multilateralism and seek an equal and inclusive solution to create a greener, cleaner and sustainable world,” it continued.
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