Climate change and habitat destruction are the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent catastrophes have clearly demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts range from affecting agriculture, further endangering food security, to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and spread of vector-borne diseases. It is important that the youth focused initiatives address these issues. Youth – because they are the future and they play a crucial role in combating climate change and in protecting the environment.
Environment Model United Nations ( EnviroMUN / EMUN ) is one such initiative which gives young individuals a platform to analyze the environmental issues gripping our world today from a global perspective and draw conclusions for the improvement for the way forward. EnviroMUN is one of its kind and is the first and only academic simulation of the United Nations conference in the whole country which exclusively focuses on environmental aspects. This is an attempt to bring together students from various colleges and schools to witness and participate in a competitive educational conference to help enhance their knowledge and understanding of environmental issues like climate change and sustainability challenges for the future. The event will be packed with debates and real time crisis that will test the ultimate diplomatic skills of the delegates.