Next Generation Materials

Topic: Climate Change

In the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations declared that “the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible cooperation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response”. Nearly 30 years later, climate change still remains one of the most pressing issues at the forefront of global concerns. The previous year 2018 was marked as the fourth hottest year to date in Earth’s history, and the impacts of climate change no longer are subtle: wildfires, droughts, and floods have appeared at an alarmingly consistent rate.

This session of Next Generation will place you within the point of view of a country in the world tasked with debating, negotiating, and forming international solutions to the problem of climate change as a member of the United Nations.

The goal of Next Generation is to guide the international leaders of tomorrow and bring together the brightest minds to train and discuss many of the important facets of the topic. Our Directors will be available throughout Next Generation to assist and aid all.

To Prepare

Before Next Generation, please read through the following two documents:

  1. United Nations article on climate change

  2. BBC article “What does 1.5C mean in a warming world?”

These two short web pages will familiarize you with the ongoing global debate over climate change as well as discuss some of the current tools that are targeting this international issue.

For further guidance, consider reading or skimming through the following documents: