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EQ: Can human rights be protected? At what cost?

EQ: What is it the responsibility of your generation to ensure the survival of future generations?

EQ: How can the UN keep all countries accountable for reducing climate change in a fair and equal manner?




Statement of the Problem MUN - Climate Change


4 Comprehension Questions + 3 videos

Choices Expert Panel - Climate Change

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Choices Readings - PARTS 1,2,3
Right click on the folder to unzip (there are 13 pages)

Climate Change - Countries for Conference

In School Simulation - February 25, 2015

Model UN Greater Boston at Northeastern University - March 6

Classroom Simulation - TBA


Click additional sources for Kyoto Protocol - Videos & Non Government Organizations

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM - KYOTO PROTOCOL

Algeria
Merjem
Sabrina K per 7

undpcc
allafrica
Argentina
Laura per 7
Rick

rtcc
wwf.panda

Australia

Kelvin
Pardeep per 7

sbs
The Guardian

New Resources for all countries-

try adding your country into the search tool

http://www.zeroco2.no/introduction/

http://climateactiontracker.org/countries/brazil.html

preventionweb.net - great charts! thanks Merjem!
Belgium
Chris
Nick
Brook per1

climate adaptation
climate-adapt
Brazil
Izzy
Keegan per3

Climate Change Knowledge Network
Bloomberg
Cambodia
Ashley A
Nick per3

ininnews
gcca
Algeria
Argentina
Australia - just in!
Belgium
Brazil

Canada

Collin per 7
BBC
Environment Canada

Chad

Bianca
Nick per 7
UNHCR
UNDP
Chile
Kamilla
Cameron per1
Pro Chile
GFEI

Costa Rica
Manale
Kiley per1

wwf.panda
ipsnews
Denmark
Damandeep
Ed per 3

ClimateChangeAdaption
Aarhus University
El Salvador
Fabrice
Kevin per1

ipsnews
independent

Fiji
Sara Z
Daniela M per1
wwf.panda
PCC

France

Ali Fletcher
Garcelle Renaud per1

Zee News
The Guardian
Greece
Megan G.
Alexis B per 1

guyanatimes
icds

Haiti
Kiki
Jake per3

theguardian
gcca
Indonesia
Marie
Allyssa per 7

nytimes
ICCC
Iran
Alex
James per7

UN
greenprophet

Italy
Kristina
Calvin per1

ANSA
masterresource
Japan
Jianfen
Jacklyn Per1
Bloomberg
UNFCCC

Kazakhstan


Maggie
Delia per3
worldbank
climate.kz

Kenya
Matt J
Paul per3
kccap
WWF.panda
Liberia
Nhi
Rebecca per 3

thegef
newyorker
Malaysia
Amal
Kimberly per1

The Malaysian Insider
The National

Mexico
Denise
Samrethy per3

Mongabay
Xinhua
Nepal
Sush
thomas per3

wri
WWF
New Guinea
Sabrina H
Nicole per 7

OCCD
irinnews

Nicaragua
Danielle V
Connor per3

theguardian
fao
Vietnam
Ashley V.
Brianna per 1

Vietnam-Denmark
USAID
Pakistan
Chris Miguel per3

Carbon
The Guardian
Pakistan

Russia

Samantha Forestier
Arnaldo Silva per1

Reuters
C2ES
Sierra Leone
Nicole
Anjayla per 3

thegef
GCCA
South Africa
Carina
Sarah per 7
WWF Panda
climateaction
South Africa
Spain
Danielle C
Gut per3

GenCat
Barcelona Climate Change
South Sudan
Yasmene
Pema per 7

UNEP
theguardian
Swaziland
Marino
Ryan per 7

irinnews
IRD

Tajikistan
John J
Chenee per7

oxfam
careclimatechange
Thailand
Mengzhen
Ashley per1

climate
WWF Panda
Turkey
Yutha
Traci per3

climateadaptation
UNDP

Tuvalu
Laura

abc.net.au
klima-tuvalu

**Ukraine

Ana
Matt A per3
climateadaptation
Ukrainian Week
United Arab Emirates
Jesse
Brayan per 7

use-embassy
mofa

United States
Kelsy
Kavin per1

EOEarth
Lenience
Yemen
Cassy
Brandon per 7

worldbank
yementimes
Zimbabwe
Marly
Brayan per7

irinnews
trocaire


Step 1 - Getting To Know Your Country


Use the CIA Factbook or BBC


Step 2 - Source Analysis Sheets




Step 3 - Position Paper

use the Position Paper Template



Our Committee - UNEP



Step 4 - Opening Statements -

A good opening speech should:

- Open with: “Thank you Honorable Chair:” or “Members of the Chair and fellow delegates.”

- And include:

 A brief introduction of your county’s history on the topic

 The current situation of the topic

 The country's overall position on the topic/reason for position (i.e. economics, government---your gov't & economy could be developed, underdeveloped or developing)

 The country's position in relation to its bloc, major powers, etc.

 Past actions taken by the UN and Member States, to combat the problem

 Possible ideas or objectives for a resolution

 Whether there is room for negotiation


Preparing an Opening Statement






Step 5 - Resolution Writing Directions


Resolutions using the "language of the the UN"

Sample Preambulatory/Operative Clauses

Preambulatory

Acknowledging
Affirming
Approving
Bearing in mind
Believing
Conscious of
Cognizant of
Considering
Contemplating
Expressing
Endorsing
Having adopted
Having approved
Having reviewed
Noting
Recognizing
Stressing

Operative


Accepts
Affirms
Approves
Authorizes
Calls
Calls upon
Condemns
Confirms
Congratulates
Considers
Declares accordingly
Deplores
Designates
Draws the attention
Emphasizes
Encourages
Endorses
Expresses its appreciation
Expresses its hope
Further invites
Deplores
Designates
Draws the attention
Emphasizes
Encourages
Endorses
Expresses its appreciation
Expresses its hope
Further invites
Further proclaims
Further reminds
Further recommends
Further requests
Further resolves
Has resolved
Notes
Proclaims
Reaffirms
Recommends
Regrets
Reminds
Requests
Solemnly affirms
Strongly condemns
Supports
Takes note of
Transmits
Trusts

Student Sample -** UN Security Council

MUN Template for Resolution Writing



Step 6- Know Your Possible Allies

Regional Blocs.PNG





Step 7 - Conference - It's Showtime!!

Get Ready for Simulation
Large School - Climate Change February 25th
Northeastern University Conference March 6th
Classroom Simulation TBA
  • Dress for Success= more Points
  • Speak Often & Loudly
  • Communicate/Cooperate w/ Partner


Here are some important things to remember


Dress up - Follow Model UN dress code - NO jeans or sneakers - Dress pants/skirts/dresses(proper length please!) - Ties/dress shirts - Your appearance matters


Everyone must participate in the simulation - you must speak to represent your country


Have your documents with you for simulation:


  • Position paper,
  • Opening Statement, Draft Resolutions,
  • Rules of Procedure,
  • Important Data from your Research - Getting to Know Country & Source Analysis pages,
  • Bloc Trading Partners Handout -
  • Mark up of the problem & diagnosis of problem - Cultural Extinction 1st reading
  • Rules of Procedure - handout