New Delhi: on 13th December, India voted against a draft resolution seeking to create a formal space for climate change-related discussions at the UN Security Council. The resolution failed to gain attention after vetoing by Russia.
India and Russia Voted against the motion whereas, China refused to vote. The draft resolution was introduced by Nigeria and Ireland. The Draft seeks ways to enable the Security Council to take up routine discussions on climate change from the perspective of its impact on peace and conflicts worldwide.
At present, a UN forum is present to discuss all matters on climate change named as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), who’s more than 190 members meet multiple times every year, including at a two-week annual conference towards the end of the year.
India, China, and Russia have been constantly opposing this movie from the beginning, arguing that Security Council interventions on climate change will undermine the UNFCCC process, and provide aid to a handful of developed countries on climate change decision-making.