India votes against UNSC climate change discussions at Security Council; Russia backs New Delhi
India on Monday cast a ballot against a draft goal at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) connecting environment. To security, saying it was an endeavor to move environment talks from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). To the Security Council and a “progression in reverse” for aggregate activity on the issue.
The goal was supported by Ireland and Niger, and it didn’t pass, with 12 UNSC individuals deciding in favor of it. India and Russia cast a ballot against it, and China avoided it. One of the objectives of the debate was to examine how terrorism and security risks could linked to climate change. As per a concept note circulated by Niger. The vote followed an open debate of the council on December 9 in which nearly 60 specks warned. That people and countries most vulnerable to climate change also are most vulnerable to terrorist recruitment and violence.
Today, India🇮🇳 voted against a #UNSC draft resolution that attempted to securitize climate action and undermine the hard-won consensual agreements in Glasgow.
Watch Explanation of Vote by Permanent Representative @ambtstirumurti ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/jXMLA7lHnM
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) December 13, 2021
Explaining its decision to vote against the draft resolution, India said. UNFCCC already offered an “elaborate and equitable architecture” with equal voice for every country and adequate recognition of every country’s “national circumstances”. “It (UNFCCC process) addresses both immediate needs of the developing and the commitments of the developed (countries). It seeks a balance between mitigation, adaptation, financing, technology, transfer, capacity building, etc. In effect, it takes a holistic view of combating climate change which is equitable and fair”. India’s permanent representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti, said.
“INDIA HAS A LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO BECOMING A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE U.N SECURITY COUNCIL.”
“Positioning climate change as a threat to international security diverts the council’s attention from genuine, deep-rooted reasons of conflict in the countries on the Council’s agenda”, Nebenzia said. “This is convenient for those countries that are actively helping these conflicts. To come into being or who have waged military activities in diversion from the Security Council’s mandate or simply don’t want to provide the necessary help to developing countries”, he added.
“It is especially dismal to see this endeavor to push in this draft goal. When there’s a reasonable absence of agreement among the individuals from the Security Council now. When nations are attempting to settle. On the most proficient method to carry out the Paris Agreement in Glasgow, and furthermore on measures. That truly is important to battle environmental change,” Nebenzia contended.