Founded in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme has become the leading international body in coordinating international environmental affairs. As the leading force on matters such as climate change, resource efficiency, chemicals and waste, environmental governance, and ecosystem management, the rotating member states of UNEP collaborate to maintain and improve global sustainability.
Working closely with member states and civil or commercial representatives, UNEP’s most impactful work lies in developing international framework and conventions, as well as devising and assisting developing nations in implementing policies tailored to encourage increased sustainability. UNEP is also responsible for promoting knowledge, research, and technology related to environmental science, as well as to ensure cooperation between nations in sharing information and collaborating on research. Furthermore, the committee also works alongside NGOs, national governments, and other international bodies in both funding and developing environmental projects.
UNEP’s previous notable work includes the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which works to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and the 2012 Minamata Convention, a treaty constructed to protect the environment from toxic Mercury. Additionally, UNEP has also played a key role in tackling issues such as transboundary air pollution and contamination of international waterways.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.
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Christina is currently a junior at Crofton House School, and is honoured to be serving as the director of UNEP for CAIMUN 2019. Since her plunge into the world of Model UN two years ago, Christina has grown to love every weekend she has spent immersed in riveting debate and hopes to create an unforgettable experience for new and seasoned delegates alike. Outside of MUN, she can be found fervently hunting down Vancouver’s newest dessert restaurants, losing sleep over certain HBO shows, or catching up on that lost sleep in afternoon nap sessions. Christina is looking forward to meeting everyone at CAIMUN 2019, and wishes that all delegates will have an amazing weekend filled with rewarding memories.
Stephanie is a junior at Richmond Christian Secondary School and entering her third year of Model United Nations. Ever since her first conference in Grade 9, Stephanie has cherished the diplomatic and fast-paced nature of Model UN, appreciating the unique opportunity to interact with international relations. When not involved with public speaking, she enjoys reading contemporary poetry by authors like Ocean Vuong, Kristin Chang, and Kaveh Akbar, making aesthetically pleasing study notes, cooking, and sitting in coffee shops to convince herself she’s being productive. She looks forward to serving as Chair for UNEP at CAIMUN 2019 and cannot wait for an unforgettable weekend filled with exciting debate!
Lincoln is a grade 10 student at Port Moody Secondary School and is honored to serve as Chair of the UNEP at CAIMUN this year. Having a passion for political discussion, debate and public speaking, Lincoln fit right into Model United Nations in grade 9. Thanks to Model United Nations, he has been able to develop valuable skills such as public speaking, leadership, and negotiation and has also met those that would later become his closest friends. In his spare time, Lincoln enjoys watching political YouTube videos, playing the guitar, and practicing card tricks. Lincoln wishes that all delegates find MUN as beneficial as he has, and welcomes everyone to CAIMUN 2019.