UNFCCC

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a worldwide contract that was prepared in New York between 30 April and 9 May 1992. Soon after concluding members opened it for signature at the Earth Summit.  The treaty, authorized by many countries, was put in force in 1994. In 1997, UNFCCC completed the Kyoto Protocol which enforced governments to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions.  In 2015, all member countries came together and acclimated the Paris Agreement aiming to inhibit global warming levels. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change mainly focuses on balancing atmospheric absorption of greenhouse gases in order to avoid possible damage on climate. UNFCCC puts large emphasis on education and public awareness about climate change with the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). The convention meets once in a year ever since 1995 and deals with issues such as public awareness on climate change, climate technology, climate finance, and sustainability.

 

Climate change is a bigger factor in our lives then we might ever truly fathom. Other than the commonly spoken effect known as global warming; climate change causes storms, wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, and extreme weather conditions. Sea levels are rising due to climate change and it is estimated that by 2100, sea levels may rise to a total of 25-50 cm. Drinkable water resources are diminishing and species are going extinct. Global warming is believed to be the biggest source of extinctions risking 20-30% of species at risk by battling ecosystems. In BoğaziçiMUN 2020, delegates of UNFCCC will fight possible consequences of climate change and work together to build a better world for us and the future generations to live in.

Under-Secretary-General: Aşkın Su Candan

Academic Assistant: Derin Ege Edebali

Agenda Items:

1. Developing National and Global Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Strategies

2. Protecting Species by Fighting Deforestation and Misapplication of Land-usage Planning

 

*This committee is apt for both inexperienced and experienced delegates.

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