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The Lack of Goal Focus in UNFCCC May Contribute to the Earth’s Destruction

Abigail Grace Hermawan

June 7, 2022

The Chairs, Maximillian Shi and Serene Cheong, at a plenary session of the UNFCCC.

Many suggestions regarding climate change issues were made, but the lack of focus in the council discussion is still highly noticeable.

On 7th June 2022, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held another committee session at the Stephen Riady Centre, National University of Singapore.

Aside from discussing an applicable solution for the whole council, most delegations offered solutions that might work only for their country.

Unfortunately, rather than bringing up fruitful motions, the delegations kept raising the motion to set the agenda, failing to recognize the in-depth and unresolved issues of how it started in the first place.

“How can we achieve a mutual agreement if all of you delegates only suggest and do not respond to each other?” said Serene Cheong, the chairperson of the UNFCCC.

Climate change is a high-urgency issue that the world is facing. Its effects are eating the earth alive, and we need immediate action to address it. With the lack of focus on the first committee session, the focus shift causes the session to be ineffective, which is very unfortunate.

From the get-go, the delegation from the US and UK dominated the council, yet they still failed to suggest, acknowledge, and resolve the issues that developing countries face.

For instance, the United States presented the idea of enforcing a green economic structure in all countries. However, the United States delegation failed to provide an applicable way for developing countries to adjust to their financial issues.

Nevertheless, countries with economic issues need to be more recognized in the council. Rather than making up multiple new solutions that benefit their own countries, it is highly beneficial for countries to re-evaluate their past actions regarding this issue and make successful past efforts to resolve climate change issues more pertinent for the whole council.



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