UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

Committee Description

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of United Nations that coordinates its environmental activities and assists developing countries in environmentally thorough policies. The agency has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and also has six regional offices and various country offices. UNEP was founded by Maurice Strong, who also served as the first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Its actions include a wide range of issues regarding the marine and terrestrial ecosystems, atmosphere, governance and green economy.

In 2003, the Regional SCP strategy was developed and a Regional Council of Government Experts on SCP was established. Since then, The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has been one of the pioneers of the aforementioned strategy. The duties of the Regional Council is to act as “a specialist advisory body on SCP”. The main focus of UNEP in the region has become SCP as it is articulated by the high level political support and commitment received from the Ministers of Environment in the Region.

Agenda

Measures to halt the deforestation rate of the Amazon rainforest in accordance with the SDG 15.

Reducing the effects of El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern on South and Central America.

Preventing the exploitation of natural resources in Antarctica.

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Deniz Akduman
Measures to halt the deforestation rate of the Amazon rainforest in accordance with the SDG 15.
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Report 2 by Mehmed Can Olgaç, Deniz Akduman
Reducing the effects of El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern on South and Central America.
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Report 3 by Mehmed Can Olgaç
Preventing the Exploitation of Natural Resources in Antarctica
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