New York, 7th June, 2022 – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will face an
increase in armed conflict in the short to medium term fueled by climate change, according to the latest report from the International Centre for Dialogue Initiatives (ICDI), a MENA focused think tank established by former United Nations conflict mediation specialists.
2. The General Assembly should consider establishing a seventh committee to allow for a more direct and comprehensive United Nations approach to the threats posed by climate change. The Assembly should also appoint a Special Envoy to lead the United Nations system response to climate change and advise the Security Council on the impact of climate change on international peace and security.
3. The Economic and Social Council should consider establishing a Commission on Climate Change to furnish information and assist the Security Council with regard to climate change and international security.
4. Member States should consider reconstituting the Trusteeship Council, whereby the Council would serve as a clearing house for information on carbon sequestration and environmental protection and restoration efforts around the world, thus enabling it to provide an overview of public and private sector efforts to restore the balance of the natural world, in trust for future generations.
5. The Arab League and the African Union should explore the development of mechanisms for monitoring the impact of climate change on peace and security in their regions.