Online Issues For Committee 2

The Issue of Tackling the Climate Crisis during Covid-19

Recognising that since lock-down and aspects of social distancing have been put in place, it
is hard for pressure groups to protest while still keeping safe;
Emphasising that the use of non-reusable items is on the rise due to the aforementioned
social distancing rules put in place and the requirement to sanitise objects;
Realising that even though fewer people are going out, there has been an increased use of
cars to avoid contact with other humans on public transport;
Recognising that while governments are focused on the pandemic, they may be too
distracted to evaluate and act on the climate crisis that is still going on in the background;
Stressing that during the pandemic we have an opportunity to change our behaviour – we
could for example create better public transport lines or recommend including less meat
within families’ diet while we have more time for baking:

Useful Links
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24021772 
https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/climate-change/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55261902 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32579-4/fulltext 

 

 

The Issue of Responding to Natural Disasters

Deeply concerned by the rising frequency of natural disasters globally, due to climate
change and global warming;
Noting with satisfaction an average decrease in fatalities from natural disasters in
more developed countries and the role of NGOs in responding to disasters in less
developed countries;
Emphasising the need for individuals to prepare for natural disasters in affected
regions, with assistance from governments and charitable organisations;
Alarmed by the increased impact that natural disasters have in less developed
regions, expressed through higher death rates and difficulty in rebuilding
infrastructure:

Useful Links
https://msf.org.uk/issues/natural-disasters 
https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/preparedness-and-response-to- 
https://ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters

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