(1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topics that will be discussed in the UNEP.


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

Download this document to learn more about how the UNEP operates.


(3) VIDEO GUIDES

For a brief overview on the history of climate change by the Royal Society, click here.
To learn more about climate change negotiations, click here.
Want to learn about the recent changes from the Paris Climate Deal? click here.
For a more detailed explanation of the Paris Climate Agreement, click here.
To watch as world leaders make a positive historical change,click here.
Want to learn more about what you can do about climate change? Click here.
To learn more about emissions trading and carbon units, click here.

(4) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The Nature Conservancy
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United Nations Environmental Programme

(5) PRIMARY SOURCES

The following sources are also optional resources for students to explore on their own time.
The Paris Agreement 2016
Climate Change Effects and Information

(6) COUNTRY RESEARCH

Angola

To learn more about climate change and the Paris Agreement in Australia click here:
UNEP, 2016, WED Angola
UNEP, 2016, Angola Announces Major Push against Ivory Trade as it Gears up for World Environment Day


Australia
To learn more about climate change and the Paris Agreement in Australia click here:
The Guardian, 2015, What Does the Paris Climate Agreement Mean for Australia?
ABC, 2016, Paris agreement set to be signed by nations including Australia - but what does that mean?

Brazil
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Brazil click here:
New York Times, 2016, Brazil Ratifies Paris Agreement to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Natural Resource Defense Council, 2015, Brazil Ratifies Paris Agreement to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Canada
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Canada click here:
Canadian International Development Platform, 2015, The Paris Agreement: Implications for Canada
Climate Change, 2016, Canada's Priorities for COP 21

Chile
To learn more about Climate Change and Chile, click here:
New York Times, 2014, Climate Change Concerns Push Chile to Forefront of Carbon Tax Movement
Climate News Network, 2015, Changing climate causes weather chaos in Chile

China
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on China click here:
New York Times, 2015, The Findings of China’s Climate Change Report
BBC, 2016, Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

Fiji

To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Fiji click here:
The Guardian, 2016, Fiji becomes first country in the world to ratify Paris agreement
The Seattle Globalist, 2014, Mainstreaming climate change in the Pacific Islands

France

To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on France click here:
The New York Times, 2016, Quick Analysis Finds Effect of Climate Change in French Floods
The Guardian, 2016, France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Germany
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Germany click here:
National Geographic, 2015, Germany Could Be a Model for How We’ll Get Power in the Future
New Climate Institute, 2016, What does the Paris Agreement mean for climate protection in Germany?

India
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on India click here:
Foreign Policy, 2016, REPORT India, One of the World’s Biggest Polluters, Will Join Climate Change Accord
TIME, 2015, Why No Country Matters More Than India at the Paris Climate Talks

Italy
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Italy click here:
The Local, 2015, How climate change will devastate Italy
The Telegraph, 2007, Italy's woodlands dying due to climate change

Japan
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreements effect on Japan click here:
The Japan Times, 2015, Japans Action Plan to Fight Climate Change
The Guardian, 2015, Japan outlines 2030 carbon target ahead of Paris climate summit

Jordan
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Jordan click here:
The Jordan Times, 2016, Jordan Takes Part in Ceremony to Sign Paris Climate Agreement
World Health Organization, 2016, Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health

Malaysia
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Malaysia click here:
The Star, 2015, Malaysia sends climate change action plan to UN
Anilnetto, 2015, 7 signs that climate change is looming over Malaysia

Mexico
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effect on Mexico click here:
UN climate change newsroom, 2015, Mexico Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement
Bloomberg, 2015, Mexico Pledges to Cut Emissions 25% in Climate-Change Milestone

Netherlands
To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreements effect on the Netherlands click here:
NPR, 2015, The Dutch Ruling On Climate Change That Could Have A Global Impact
Government of the Netherlands, 2015, The Netherlands commits to historic climate change agreement

New Zealand

To learn more about Climate Change in New Zealand click here:
Ministry of the Environment, 2016, Climate change impacts in New Zealand
Stuff, 2015, Paris climate deal: what does it mean for New Zealand?

Nigeria

To learn more about Climate Change in Nigeria click here:
allAfrica, 2016, Nigeria: Buhari to Engage UN Leaders in Fresh Talks On Security, Economy
Climate Home, 2016, Nigeria to ratify Paris Agreement in September

Pakistan

To learn more about Climate Change in Pakistan click here:
Foreign Policy, 2016, Pakistan’s Big Threat Isn’t Terrorism—It’s Climate Change
Dawn, 2015, What does the Paris Agreement mean for Pakistan?

Russian Federation

To learn more about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement's effects in Russian Federation click here:
The Diplomat, 2016, Russia and Climate Change: A Looming Threat
The Guardian, 2015, Russia pledges not to stand in the way of Paris climate deal

Spain
To learn more about Climate Change in Spain click here:
The local, 2015, Ten catastrophes threatening Spain unless world tackles climate change
Climate Scorecard, 2016, Spain Emission Reduction Challenges

Sweden
To learn more about Climate Change in Sweden click here:
Sweden Sverig, 2016, Sweden Tackles Climate Change
Climate Change Post, 2014, Climate Change Sweden

Turkey
To learn more about Climate Change in Turkey click here:
Pulse Of, 2015, After Paris summit, will Turkey warm up to climate change?
Heinrich Boll Stiftung, 2015, Turkey and climate change talks on the eve of the Paris Agreement

Ukraine
To learn more about Climate Change in Ukraine click here:
Ukraine Today, 2016, 2016 climate trends continue to break records - NASA
Geocurrents, 2014, Energy Issues in the Ukrainian Crisis

United Kingdom

To learn more about Climate Change in United Kingdom click here:
New York Times, 2016, In an English Village, a lesson in Climate Change
BBC, 2016, Pressure grows on UK to ratify Paris climate change deal

United States

To learn more about Climate Change in United States click here:
CNN, 2015, What you don't know about America and climate change
IBT, 2015, cop21: Full speech by Barack Obama at the opening of UN Climate Conference in Paris

Venezuela

To learn more about Climate Change in Venezuela, click here:
Climate Change News, 2016, Venezuela: The climate paradox of the petro-state
International business times, 2016, Venezuelan Leader Blames El Niño And Global Warming For Nation’s Energy Crisis