ICRC Humanitarian Law & Policy blog: The nature-security nexus and the UN Security Council

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The destruction of nature and the world’s ecosystems presents an unprecedented challenge for humanity. With one million species on the brink of extinction – the 6th mass extinction event in world history – nature loss also has a profound impact on international peace and security.

*In this post – part **of a special series on war, law and the environment co-hosted with the Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOB**S)** – Florian Titze, Policy Advisor for International Biodiversity Policy for WWF-Germany, makes a case for the UN Security Council to acknowledge the nexus between nature and security, arguing that today’s conflicts can no longer be viewed in isolation from the natural environment in which they take place.*

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