Germany supports Dominican Republic’s push for climate action in UN Security Council - source
Clean Energy Wire
The German government supports the Dominican Republic in its preparations for a UN Security Council (UNSC) high-level open debate about the impacts of climate-related disasters on international peace and security, a foreign ministry source told Clean Energy Wire. The Federal Foreign Office is “in close contact with” the Dominican Republic regarding the preparation of the debate, which will take place on 25 January, said the source. At the Caribbean nation’s request, the foreign office “contributed elements to a concept note, which was sent to all Security Council members.” Both countries are newly elected non-permanent members of the UNSC and have announced their intention to make the impacts of climate change on international security a priority during their term. The Dominican Republic holds the presidency of the Security Council throughout January 2019.