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Committee 2-1 As with the Covid-19 crisis, climate change underlines both the growing fragility of multilateralism and the urgent need to rethink global governance to better anticipate crises and manage them collectively.
©IHEDN | Travaux des auditeurs : 72e POLDEF (2019-2020)

The impact of a two-degree world on the UN Security Council: what are the issues and strategies for France?

Committee 2-1

As with the Covid-19 crisis, climate change underlines both the growing fragility of multilateralism and the imperative need to rethink global governance in order to better anticipate crises and manage them collectively. How should and can the UN, and its Security Council in particular, evolve to ensure that the consequences of climate change on international peace and security, the geostrategic reorganisations that these impose and the need for new actions that they require are truly understood? How can they achieve a multilateral settlement of the climate issue, without being undermined by the individual games played by the major powers?

The auditors of Committee 2-1, who wrote this note, list the possible options that would enable the Security Council to assert its authority and ensure it plays a preventive role in the fight against climate change, and explore the strategies for direct and indirect action that France could take within the Council.

Key words :

Climate, Security, Defence, UN, UNSC, Strategy, Diplomacy, Multilateralism, Peace,

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