Head Chair: Tanya Bhakhri
Vice Chair: Sarah Thomas
With a 47% reduction in global indicators of ecosystem products against their estimated natural baselines and with many continuing to decline by at least 4% per decade, the loss of biodiversity is manifesting itself in the habitats, crops, and animals of many countries. It describes the decline in the number, genetic variability, and variety of species, and the biological communities in a given area and eventually, a breakdown of entire ecosystems. And, if action is not taken now, the impacts will be irreversible. This committee will focus on addressing specific aspects and coming up with solutions on a local or national scale in order to contribute to the eradication of the larger problem of a loss of biodiversity. The subtopics/fields that will be addressed are: ensuring the protection of wildlife, overpopulation, regulating greenhouse gas emissions, increasing consumption, reduced resource efficiency, fighting against pollution: carbon emissions, deforestation, wasting of water, etc, invasive species, habitat loss, cultural and religious regulation, and the creation of an economy that will be able to sustain itself while still relying on biodiversity. Solutions derived will have to focus on multiple subtopics and line up with the final goal economically and environmentally while still prioritizing sovereignty, the substitution and offering of reliable alternate economies for countries who have to switch, and policies and laws.