Committee: United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Based on the General Assembly Third Committee (Social & Humanitarian) discussing the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR)
Topic A: Water and UNFCCC: Water conservation and pollution mitigation.
Aim: Improve, expand and develop initiatives and mechanisms related to water conservation and water pollution, in line with initiatives being currently implemented (SDGs, COP21, COP22).
Abstract: Unsustainable use of water, combined with climate change, have a global impact on societies and countries. This affects all water systems and creates negative, often disastrous consequences. Water, and the services it provides, influence poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability, and are at the core of sustainable development. Effective water management has been recognised as a global priority, as the result of it being declared as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the identification of water as fundamental to the successful implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and climate change mitigation in all its environmental, social and economic aspects. Now, it is time to put these declarations into action and provide viable solutions to face the water management challenge.
Topic B: Approaches on how to further implement and maintain the Paris Agreement amidst withdrawal of parties.
Aim: Agree upon a common strategy so as to reach the further implementation, strengthening, maintenance and adaptation of The Paris Agreement.
Abstract: The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference has aspired to engender, through its decisions an initiative that would manage to resolve the environmental crisis, which is a direct result of human activity . Therefore, The historic Paris Agreement was created and aims to provide an opportunity for countries to strengthen their global response regarding the climate change. A number of parties have already implemented and ratified the agreement, however some major concerns were raised due to the declarations of some countries wishing to withdraw officially from this endeavor. Since the chief objective of the agreement is to provide unity alongside with viable remedies for the environment, it is of a high importance to contrive additional mechanisms and configurations so as to attain the strengthening and the possible adaptation of the agreement.
Director: Agata Szulia
Deputy Director: Marina Papathemistokleous