Germany's priorities in the Security Council 2011-2012
Within the framework of the international community, Germany plays an active part in Afghanistan, with the objective of preventing Afghanistan from again being a sanctuary for international terrorists.
Climate policy is not generally seen as the traditional domain of the Security Council. Nevertheless, Germany is convinced that the Council should take up this topic: Even today, the effects of climate change are leading to security policy questions, for instance through the increasing scarcity of drinking water and food crises on the island states of the Pacific and in other regions.
Environment and Climate Change