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Sponsors: Norway

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Topic: Promoting sustainable lifestyle in carbon-intensive
countries

 

The General Assembly,

Reminding all nations that avoiding dangerous levels of
climate change is still possible, but requires unprecedented effort and
coordination from governments,

 

Acknowledging that carbon intensive countries play a major
role in the increasing rate of climate change,

 

Noting with satisfaction the past efforts of various
relevant UN bodies and nongovernmental organizations to address climate change
such the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015,

 

Stressing the fact that the United Nations has a
responsibility to protect global peace and stability, including providing a
sustainable world for future generations,

 

1.    
Encourages all relevant agencies of the United
Nations to collaborate more closely with countries at the grassroots level to promote
the use of public transportation, carpooling, biking, telecommuting and other
ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, employers in MEDC’s must
offer benefits to commuters who use zero-carbon transport;

 

2.    
Promotes policies that stand up against coal, the
only fossil fuel plentiful enough to contribute the amount of CO2 that can
cause drastic climate change and businesses that have initiatives to switch
from coal to sustainable energy sources, such as wind or solar power, should be
given tax breaks;

 

3.    
Advocates investing in renewables and the
subsidization of renewable resources by the UN and the IMF for LEDC’s if the
creation of new energy-efficient building initiatives is impossible;

 

4.    
Conducts carbon footprint surveillance by
assessing how much pollution a countries industries create, the carbon
footprint can be measured by conducting a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions assessment;

 

5.    
Finances efforts to raise awareness about
sustainable lifestyles via exposure through the media, coming in the form of
establishing media institutions from the ground up or developing advanced media
exposure techniques in developed media corporations.