Climate for Peace Initiative: Baerbock: Fighting climate change contributes to peace

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock believes that increased efforts in the fight against climate change are also necessary for reasons of international security.

Climate for Peace Initiative: Baerbock: Fighting climate change contributes to peace

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock believes that increased efforts in the fight against climate change are also necessary for reasons of international security. The measures planned by governments are ultimately also about peace, said the Green politician in Berlin at the start of a conference on climate and security organized by Germany. At the meeting, the "Climate for Peace Initiative" will be launched, which aims to better coordinate resources and create synergies.

Baerbock referred to the devastating flood disaster in Pakistan, drought and famine in Africa and the consequences of storms and forest fires in Europe and the USA. "The climate crisis is working with increasing force. It destroys, it kills and displaces. It is a direct threat to people's lives," said Baerbock. "But the indirect effects of the climate crisis also go further. It destabilizes societies, exacerbates conflicts within and between states, and disrupts peace and stability worldwide."

At the meeting of experts and government representatives from different regions of the world, Baerbock named concrete steps from the increased use of heat-resistant seeds to the targeted training of peacekeepers for use in climate conflicts.

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