Malta will prioritize climate change in Security Council, says Foreign Minister

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Malta will prioritize climate change in the United Nations Security Council, Foreign Minister Ian Borg told a panel discussion at the Paris Peace Forum.

The foreign minister said Malta views climate change as a “very important” topic and as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, Malta is committed to prioritizing climate change. He will also work to ensure that climate change is dealt with “in the best possible way”.

Borg said Malta places a strong emphasis on the impact of sea level rise on international security and peace.

“It is essential that at these times we continue to show the value of solidarity, as Malta is doing through the ‘Islands for Islands’ initiative announced by Prime Minister Robert Abela,” the Foreign Secretary said. to those present, adding that Malta is implementing its decarbonisation strategy with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The minister said Malta intended to double its contribution to the International Climate Fund in the near future.


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