Novice United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Novice United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Chair: Tori Takeshita


Topic A: Protecting and Reviving Ocean Ecosystems

Topic A: Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Committee Type: Dual Delegate

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Letter from your Chair

Dear Delegates,

My name is Tori Takeshita, and I will be serving as the Chair of the Novice United Nations Environmental Programme. I am currently a sophomore at UCLA majoring in Business Economics with a minor in Global Studies. After college, my goal is to enter the international business industry.

My first experience with Model United Nations was during seventh grade of middle school where I was a delegate for the UNEP committee. While my very first day ended in somewhat of a disappointment because I had spoken a whopping total of two times, just by listening and observing, I was captivated. I enjoyed the different perspectives from representing different nations, something that is beneficial within and outside of MUN. The urgency of topics, intensity of debate, and creativity of resolutions that MUN entails intrigued me enough to continue to participate in MUN for the rest of middle school, throughout high school, and in college. At MUN at UCLA, I staffed last year’s Novice UNEP for BruinMUN, and I am excited to be a part of it again this year.

The UNEP is the leading global authority for environmental protection of the Earth, ensuring a healthy planet for future generations. The conference will resemble the urgency and importance of the committee as you debate and create resolutions on current worldwide issues. With new scientific reports and predictions on climate change and its repercussions, you will not only deal with the typical challenges of new ideas and funding, but also face a rapidly declining time constraint. You have the opportunity work with one another to prevent further damage to the oceans, where climate change is drastically changing the its’ ecosystem, and find ways to rehabilitate areas for endangered marine animals that are affected from the rapid change of environment. With climate change becoming more extreme,  you have the ability to reduce its’ consequences on Earth. By finding solutions to minimize the carbon footprint of agriculture, one of the highest carbon producing practices, you have the chance to prevent climate change from becoming an inevitable force. As delegates in this committee, you are responsible for protecting our diverse ecosystems and ensuring the future of our world.

Welcome to the UNEP.

Tori Takeshita | Chair