Lima, 12 December 2014
GMACCC members issued statements in response to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on the dangers of climate change and security in a speech at the UN COP 20 Climate talks in Lima.
Secretary Kerry said: “Measured against the array of global threats that we face today – terrorism, extremism, epidemics, poverty, nuclear proliferation – climate change ranks up there, equal with all of them. And I challenge anyone who has listened to national security experts tell us that the dangers are real, to tell us otherwise, and to show us otherwise.”
GMACCC Chairman Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.), Brigadier General Stephen Cheney (Ret.) and Major General Joseph G. Singh (Ret.) presented their first-hand insights on the risks of climate change to global security and the need for international co-operation to mitigate the impacts.