Albania will work to ensure that the climate- security nexus remains on the Security Council agenda, in order to address the consequences of climate change and its links to security.
Human-induced climate change is not only an environmental phenomenon but also one of the main security threats of the 21st century. Wherever climate change threatens people’s livelihoods, the international community must step in before conflicts erupt or escalate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the relationship between human health, nature and security. The continued loss of biodiversity and the unsustainable use and degradation of ecosystems have profound and adverse consequences for peace and security, our well-being and ultimately our survival. In this regard, the value of an integrated One Health approach that fosters cooperation on human, animal and environmental health, needs to be used as a strong prevention, including as a conflict prevention tool.
Albania remains committed to uphold the charter of the UN, convinced that a rules-based international order with effective multilateral institutions is the best way to ensure peace, security, and respect for human rights, development and prosperity.