UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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Chair: Aneri Suthar

Email: unfccc@bruinmun.org

Topic A: The Effects of Land Overuse and Deforestation

Topic B: Gender Equality and its Relation to Climate Change

Committee Type: Single Delegate

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Letter from your Chair

Dear Delegates,

Hello and welcome! My name is Aneri Suthar and I will be serving as Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). I am currently a junior at UCLA and live in the valley, but was born and raised in New York until college. I am double majoring in Human Biology and Society and International Development Studies, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I know that’s all over the place, but I love being able to learn at the intersection of science and the humanities, and have my fingers crossed for law school in hopes of a career in healthcare policy or environmental law.

Living a few miles away from the United Nations my whole life, I have always been passionate about international relations and diplomacy. This combined with a passion for public affairs and debate instilled in me through 3 years of Youth and Government made Model UN an organization I always wanted to join. Because the program was never offered at my high school, I took the opportunity to join as a staffer last year for a joint crisis committee in the annual LAMUN spring conference and loved every fast-paced minute of it. While my experience within Model UN is admittedly quite short, I am beyond excited to have joined and look forward to chairing my first committee with you all this weekend.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is one of three conventions adopted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, along with the related UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification, and more recently added Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Today, with over 197 member states, the UNFCCC has near-universal membership with lofty yet specific objectives that collectively aim to “prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system”. In a world that is currently at the verge of environmental catastrophe but whose nations hold the potential to reverse it, the need for firm, bold, and immediate action cannot be overstated. As members of this committee, it is your duty to take these actions through resolutions which address the nuanced details within aspects of climate change while prioritizing the collective goal of ecological protection.

Welcome to the UNFCCC!

Aneri Suthar I Chair

unfccc@bruinmun.org