The United Nations Environmental Assembly
- Subtheme 1: Defending the Arctic region against overexploitation
- Subtheme 2: Sustainable conservation of global afforestation
The highest-level decision-making body on the environment is the United Nations Environment Assembly. The United Nations Environment Assembly is set to develop international environmental laws. Furthermore, the Assembly is meant to set priorities for global environmental policies. Through its resolutions the Assembly catalyses intergovernmental action on the environment. For a sustainable future the protection of the environment and the promotion of inclusive social and economic development in harmony with nature is needed.
While taking the catalytic function of the Assembly into account the assembly can discuss and make concrete plans on how to defend the Arctic region against overexploitation of neighbouring states. During Minerva International Model United Nations 2020 the United Nations Environment Assembly will debate on this topic. How can the United Nations protect the Arctic region while not forgetting economic development of neighbouring states exploiting the Arctic region?
Furthermore, the second subtheme discussed during this conference focuses on a sustainable conservation of global afforestation. Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. So when conserving global afforestation, the environment can be protected.