The entire UN system can help sustain peace by addressing climate-related security risks throughout the conflict cycle, notably:
- Conflict prevention, peacebuilding and mediation always need to consider climate change impacts. There will be no durable peace, if people are not able to secure nature-dependent livelihoods in a changing climate.
- Low-carbon development and adaptation initiatives need to ensure they do not cause or exacerbate conflict.
The UN Security Council can help ensure that climate change and related security challenges are reflected across all UN activities that address conflict — from prevention to restoring peace.