The United Nations Environmental Program

Preventing Deforestation of Rainforest Regions

The United Nations Environmental Program has placed large priority on the protection of rainforest regions around the world, as a total of 420 million hectares have been lost in 30 years alone, and by 2030, an estimated 10% of the world’s rainforests will be left. However, deforestation is not an easy issue to tackle- its main cause is rooted in matching the rising levels of food demand and wood use to the rising levels of population growth. Delegates will be expected to tackle all sides of such a multifaceted issue, from finding alternatives to its growing causes, to managing all of its effects, from habitat/biodiversity loss to an increase in CO2 levels, soil erosion, and even the loss of homelands of indigenous people.


Maryanne Alhallak

Sofia Rodriguez

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