Environmental Committee agenda

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1 Environmental Committee Australia The Future of Climate Change The General Assembly, Guided by an established correlation of increased anthropogenic influence on global environments and more extreme climate changes and shifts, Deeply concerned with the observance of current global trends moving towards more powerful storms and hotter, longer dry periods, Taking note of the current evidence of climate change provided by the International Panel on Climate Change, such as the decline of winter, extra-strength weather, and shifts in the natural world, Reaffirming the targets of the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UFCCC), the International Forest Carbon Initiative and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), Noting with approval the project activities of the UNFCCC through its Clean Development Mechanism and other efforts across the world towards sustainability, Fully aware of the need for additional research and scientific studies into all sources and causes of climate change, 1. Encourages further research and negotiation in addressing steps to combat extreme climate change which results in natural disasters such as extended drought, severe storms, and flooding; 2. Emphasizes further compliance with greenhouse gas emission level commitments made under the Kyoto Protocol; 3. Supports the current mechanisms in place to address climate change, such as emissions trading and The Clean Development Mechanism; 4. Draws the attention of the member-states to Denmark which has implemented emission-reducing technologies and, yet managed to increase its GDP; 5. Calls upon the member states to provide credits and loans to private businesses in the interest of investing in emission-reducing technologies; 6. Reminds the member-states that the costs of implementing low emission technology today are much less than the costs of future climate change and extreme weather due to inaction; 7. Requests that the member-states start to form a binding and comprehensive treaty that will fairly address climate change in a post-Kyoto world.
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Environmental Committee Argentina Achieving Sustainable Development by Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions Alarmed by the rise of global temperature and climate changes, Reminding all nations that the rising greenhouse gas concentrations will have negative effects on both the global environment and economy, Guided by the Millennium Development Goal that integrates the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources, Reaffirming the step taken in the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5.2% from 1990 levels by the year 2012, Having adopted voluntary greenhouse gas targets, 1. Encourages all nations to set voluntary green house targets to reduce the current levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and ozone; 2. Further invites developing nations to collaborate with United Nations Development
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