Commenting on the EcoSeek Foundation ECOMUN conference taking place at Haut-Lac School in Switzerland, this weekend, Executive Director, Mark Albon said:
"Climate change on a global scale can only be remedied through real, multilateral negotiations between the countries (and polluters) of the world. It is imperative for our students to learn how to transform their dreams of a greener future, into reality. ECOMUN gives EcoSeekers the opportunity of understanding how to make these changes come about. It's part of our approach to Sustainable Learning."
The first ever environmentally focused Model United Nations conference, ECOMUN, emulates elements of the real negotiations in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that took place in Paris in 2015, and is aimed at young environmentalists, taking part in the Eco Seek Foundation's unique, continuous-development eco award programme.
Students from three of Eco Seek Foundation's founding partner-schools, are divided into four Working Groups, each negotiating
1) Adaption and Finance
2) Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics
3) Renewable Energy and
4) Agriculture and Food Security
Students are then each allocated a country which they represent, in a manner in which officers form the country would negotiate treaties, in line with their actual environmental policies.
CEO, Chris Hart said:
"It's fantastic to see the students taking such an active interest in their allocated country, and learning about other country's policies at the same time. We have had really positive feedback from students and teachers - this will definitely be an annual event."