Green News: Climate change-induced sea-level rise direct threat Pacific nations

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Speakers warned the international community that tensions are deepening as coastlines vanish, territories are lost, resources become scarce, and masses are displaced, as the Security Council held its first ever open debate on 15 of February on the impact of sea-level rise on international peace and security.

Bringing to the debate a small island developing States perspective, Coral Pasisi, Director of Climate Change of the Pacific Community and President of Tofia Niue, stressed that sea-level rise is a direct security threat, as well as a threat multiplier to the Blue Pacific Continent.  “A threat to one’s security is best defined by the lens of those being impacted, not those who continue to be most responsible for its cause,” she explained.

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