Environment Commission

The UNEP is the principal UN body in the field of the environment, assisting governments to address global, regional and national environmental challenges. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can be implemented in conjunction with policy, working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments, regional institutions in conjunction with environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Topics

Topic 1: Measures to address the issue of radiation released from the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Topic 2: Measures to mitigate the bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef

Topic 3: Promoting sustainable lifestyles in carbon-intensive countries

Chair Appointments

JoonRae Cho

Joon Rae Cho

President

Delegates, fellow student officers, executive members and advisors,

Hello. My name is JoonRae Cho, a senior at Tianjin International School, and it is my utmost delight to serve as one of the student officers for the very first MUNIST conference.

First of all, kudos for the entire executive team of International School of Tianjin; the executive members have been working hard since the beginning of summer vacation in order to make this first MUNIST conference a success for all delegates and student officers. To be honest, I cannot even imagine how much effort the executive team would have poured into this conference during the precious summer vacation.

Getting back to the conference as a whole, I would like to encourage all delegates to actively participate during the debate sections since this year’s MUNIST would be the very first MUN conference for most of you. Please try your best to improve both as a speaker and as an individual through this conference by speaking out. Although I may not be the most amiable of a person, I ensure you that I will entertain the most trivial of a motion or a point with smile.

Once again, it is an honor to serve as the Head President for the Environment Commission for this year’s MUNIST conference, and I hope to collaborate with my fellow presidents to provide the best experience for all delegates. See you soon!

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Jae Woo Park

Assistant President

Fellow delegates, esteemed student officers and executive members,

Hello. My name is JaeWoo Park, a senior at International School of Tianjin. It is my supreme honor to serve as your Assistant President in Environmental Commission at the first MUNIST conference. I would first like to congratulate all of our staffs and executive members for putting together such a wonderful conference within a limited time and resources. There have been lots of challenges to hold the very first MUNIST conference, but we’ve all put so much of our effort and time to make this happen. 

This is my 5th, and very last year participating in MUN. I cannot tell how nervous I was when I made my first Point of Information at my first conference. Delegates, this is a great chance for you to practice your skills and gain your confidence. Make some speeches, ask POIs and get along with the new people. That will help you a lot in the bigger conferences. Don’t be afraid of criticism, because that’s the nature of learning that we all have to go through. Please try your best at any moment, and ask any questions if you have. Chair is very pleased to help you out. 

I can’t wait to see you all, good luck!

Karl Stuecker

Assistant President

Welcome to MUNIST. My name is Karl Stuecker, and I am currently a sophomore at IST. I started MUN in Grade 7, initially having little experience in public speaking, and being totally overwhelmed by the amount of people I was to speak in front of. However, to this very day, MUN conferences have shaped my confidence and my English skills and have also given me opportunities to meet with people from around the world. So if this is your first conference, challenge yourself, and try to ask that one POI, or try to give that one speech. After that, everything will work out. I am looking forward to a fruitful debate.