US to integrate climate considerations into foreign policy: Kerry

Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said that he will convene a task force of senior government officials to determine how best to integrate climate and security analysis into overall foreign policy planning and priorities.

In a speech on climate policy at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Kerry called climate change a threat to the United States and to security and stability of countries everywhere, Xinhua news agency reported.

“We have to integrate climate considerations into every aspect of our foreign policy, from development and humanitarian aid to peace building and diplomacy,” he said.

Kerry said that the strategic plans US embassies use will account for expected climate impacts and that his department will work closely with the US Agency for International Development to improve its conflict early-warning and prevention capability.

“If we can better identify the ‘red flags’ of risk around the world, we can better target diplomacy and development assistance in order to enable those nations to become more resilient and more secure and less likely to devolve into full-fledged wars and humanitarian crises,” he added.


Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here