UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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Topic A: Climate Finance
Topic B: Enforcement and Accountability

Committee Intro

It is December of 2018. Two years have passed since the ground breaking Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. Since then, populism has been on the rise, innovation has soared, commitments have been made and the population has increased another 300 million people. It is all the more important that the international community comes to some consensus on global efforts to address climate change. This committee will simulate the COP 24 conference, to be hosted in Katowice, Poland in late 2018 and projected to be a “Paris 2.0” by the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. Our committee will be focusing specifically on reviewing policies on enforcement and accountability of greenhouse gas emission regulation. In addition we will be attending to the financial side of climate initiatives. This can include anything from fines for non-compliance, to subsidies for developing countries and investment in renewable energy technology. We look forward to lively debate and innovative solutions.

Anushrut Shah

Dear Delegates,

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to ILMUNC 35 and the 24th Conference of Parties Committee! My name is Anushrut Shah, and I will be serving as your chair this January for what is sure to be an exciting and unforgettable weekend. The ILMUNC secretariat has worked tirelessly to continually improve every year, and this committee is a testament to that.

To introduce myself, I am a sophomore in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship. I was born in India but have lived in London and Madrid most of my life. I was lucky to become involved in Model UN from the sixth grade, and oddly enough keep coming back for more each year. I competed on the European circuit before moving to Philly, where I have spent the last two years being a part of the secretariat for ILMUNC’s sister conference, UPMUNC, most recently serving as an Under-Secretary General for General Assemblies. This year, I am also serving as the Director General for ILMUNC Vietnam. Outside of MUN, I am a huge soccer fan and you can usually find me either fervently watching Premier Leagues or playing at Penn Park with friends.

This committee will tackle mechanisms of enforcing and financing actions that tackle climate change, both increasingly crucial in the post-2015 Paris Agreement political climate. Your Dais will work to ensure you have the best experience at ILMUNC come January, and we cannot wait to hear the creative solutions you construct to tackle an ever-important issue. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your USG, Lexie Shah. I can’t wait to see you all!

Sincerely,

Anushrut Shah

Chair, 24th Conference of Parties
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

Elsa Wefes-Potter

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC 35! My name is Elsa Wefes-Potter and I am incredibly excited to act as your moderator, alongside Eric, for the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We look forward to seeing how you all address the challenge of this committee.

To introduce myself, I am a sophomore at Penn in the College of Arts and Sciences prospectively studying PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) as well as Energy and Sustainability in the School of Engineering. I competed in MUN throughout high school and really appreciated my experiences as a delegate and as co-SG of my high school’s conference. Additionally, last year I acted as an Assistant-Secretary-General of General Assemblies for ILMUNC 34. Outside of the IAA, I am the Deputy VP of External Affairs for the Government and Politics Association and tutor in West Philly as a Civic Scholar. When I do have some free time, I love exploring Philadelphia, trying out new food places, watching movies and playing basketball.

This committee will challenge you to reconceptualize the interaction between international relations and the global environment, which has become increasingly relevant since the passing of the 2015 Paris Agreement. We are excited to see what innovative solutions you all can come up with. See you all in January!

Sincerely,

Elsa Wefes-Potter

Moderator, 24th Conference of Parties
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference