UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
“When we respect nature and our planet, we are respecting ourselves.”
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global authority on the environment. Since the establishment of the committee in 1972 the Council’s aim is to inform and inspire nations to improve their standard of living without compromising that of future generations. UNEP has worked with various UN entities, governments, the private sector and civil society to raise awareness about humanity’s most pressing environmental changes concerning the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution, nature and biodiversity loss. The committee's work consists of helping countries transition to sustainable, low-carbon and resource-efficient economies, strengthening environmental governance and law and providing nations with evidence-based data in order to inform them about policy decisions.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues concerning our society since the late 1980s’. It is the significant change of average weather conditions at an area, its transformation into a warmer, dryer or wetter climate having a large impact on the area’s wildlife. More frequent and intense storms, heat waves, melting glaciers and warmer oceans have a direct harmful effect on animals as they destroy their natural habitat while also disturbing people’s living space.
If you are interested in the problems concerning our planet such as climate change, pollution, endangered species and much more, then UNEP is the perfect committee for you to delve into these topics!
Issues of 2024:
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