The impact of environmental change on collective security is receiving more attention in the various forums of the United Nations. Recognition of the negative impact of climate change on peace and security was recently achieved in the adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly in June 2009.
Examination of the issue has begun in the various relevant organs of the United Nations and its agencies (UNDP, UNEP, HCR, etc.) in order to develop tools for preventing and mitigating climate upheaval and reduce the risk of internal violence or conflict between States. A particular focus has been placed on population movements caused by natural disasters, desertification or rising sea levels.
Update : July 2010
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