U.N. Security Council to debate climate change
By Daniel Trotta
Wed Apr 4, 2:39 PM ET
The U.N. Security Council will debate climate change for the first time on April 17, the result of a British campaign to force it onto the agenda of a body that deals with matters of war and peace.
"The traditional triggers of conflict are likely to be exacerbated by the effects of climate change," Britain's U.N. ambassador Emyr Jones Parry told a news conference on Wednesday at which he outlined Security Council business for April, when Britain holds the rotating presidency.
Britain considers the topic so important to global security that Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett will preside over the debate.