China Rejects Britain's Bringing Climate Hoax Into UN Security Council

21 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>China Rejects Britain's Bringing Climate Hoax Into UN Security Council</h1><p>Apr 21 (EIRNS)--An Apr 20 commentary in <em>Peoples Daily</em> says that the Apr 17 United Nations Security Council meeting was "sharply divided" when Britain attempted to discuss the purported environmental threat as an international security issue. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon backed Britain, as did Italy and Germany, as well as Peru and Japan. But developing countries Pakistan, Cuba and South Africa "responded fiercely, arguing that the first and foremost mission of the Security Council is to maintain world peace and security," and all other issues should go to the UN Economic and Social Council and the UN General Assembly. As a large developing country also affected by global warming, China naturally sided with the developing world, writes <em>Peoples Daily</em> .</p><p>Climate change might affect world security, but generally and ultimately, it is a question of sustainable development, said Liu Zhenmin, the Chinese deputy ambassador to the UN. The Security Council does not have the "professional competence," nor is it the "right decision-making place" for extensive participation leading up to widely acceptable proposals. "In our view, discussions at this meeting constitute nothing but an exception; there are neither outcome documents nor follow-up actions," he said.</p></div></body>