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Why did India vote against the UNSC resolution on climate change, the reason given


United Nations: India on Monday voted against the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) draft resolution that seeks to link climate change with global security challenges. India argued that the move was an attempt to undermine the hard-won consensus agreements in Glasgow.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN TS Tirumurti said, India is at the forefront when it comes to measures to tackle climate change and climate justice, but the Security Council is not the place to discuss any of these matters. Is. Rather, the attempt to do so seems driven by a desire to divert the attention of the world from a reluctance to evade responsibility and act on the right platform.

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Explaining the reason for India’s decision, he said, “Today’s UNSC resolution is an attempt to undermine the consensus reached in Glasgow.” This resolution will only sow the seeds of discord among the wider membership of the United Nations. Tirumurti said India had no option but to vote against the resolution.

However, he also said that there should be no doubt about India’s commitment to combat climate change and will always support “real action to combat climate change and serious climate justice”.

Russia used a veto against the UN Security Council’s first-of-its-kind resolution calling climate change a threat to international peace and security.

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The resolution, led by Ireland and Niger, called for the inclusion of information on the security impacts of climate change so that the Council could “pay adequate attention to the root causes of conflict or risk factors.” The Secretary-General has also been asked to make climate-related security risks “a central component” of conflict prevention strategies.

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