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SOCHUM BP Question #2

How can countries with competing interests in the Arctic balance their economic goals with the need for collective action to protect the region? How would indigenous peoples be affected?


This question must be answered by October 16th, 23:59pm (GMT-5 / Lima Time).

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SOCHUM BP Question #1

How does your country prioritize the preservation of the Arctic, and what actions has it already taken in this regard? This question must be answered by October 9th, 23:59pm (GMT-5 / Lima Time).

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Anaij McCormick
Anaij McCormick
Oct 17, 2023

The Arctic region, with its vast natural resources and economic potential, has drawn the attention of nations with competing interests. However, as the consequences of climate change become increasingly apparent, the need for collective action to protect this fragile ecosystem has become paramount. This essay explores how countries can balance their economic goals with the imperative of collective action to safeguard the Arctic. Additionally, we will delve into the impact of these actions on the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.

Balancing Economic Interests and Environmental Protection:

International Cooperation:

International cooperation is fundamental to addressing the Arctic's challenges. The Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum comprising Arctic states, is a primary platform for diplomatic dialogue and collaborative decision-making. It encourages countries w…


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Santiago BLANES SEGOVIA
Santiago BLANES SEGOVIA
Oct 17, 2023

Good Morning Delegate of Qatar,


We are very hopeful to see what you are able to bring to the table during this committee as we share the same interests. We did have a question about the tourism routes that you are proposing, how will you assure the safety of these tourists during their stay in the Arctic? When you get the chance, please check our First and Second Blog posts since we state our main solutions and stance over the issue that we have at hand. We would be delighted to work alongside you during this committee so please, if you have any questions you can always add a comment and we will be quick to reply!


Signed,

The People's…

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Rafael Rivera
Rafael Rivera
Oct 17, 2023

Canada: Many times, nations hold different standpoints for what their main goal is regarding the Arctic territory, often focusing on the economic side, many times affecting the populations inhabiting the zone. Canada holding a great region of the Arctic, and acknowledging its social duty to protect, not only the indigenous people that inhabit our land of the Arctic, which has already been tackled by the country in many United Nations' solutions, but, the whole population of it, while, at the same time, balancing and making sure that every country can achieve their best interests without damaging the environment, fostering development and scientific research. Past Actions already posted in the past to protect both economic interests and inhabitants of the Arctic, involve…

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Alejandra Isabel Chappilliquén Ramírez
Alejandra Isabel Chappilliquén Ramírez
Oct 17, 2023

The Independent State Of Papua New Guinea: Countries that have differences within their interests is something that the United Nations has dealt with throughout the years since its creation. And, as well, we will probably continue to have these kinds of differences between countries. So, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea would like to suggest multiple options to guarantee that the different states from the UN have no disruptions when coming to a solution for the protection and preservation of the Arctic.


One of the solutions proposed would be establishing a standard amount of economical support that each nation can bring. This can lead us to a balance that offers stability when offering solutions for, in this case,…


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Santiago BLANES SEGOVIA
Santiago BLANES SEGOVIA
Oct 17, 2023

| The People's Republic of China |


Addressing the competing interests of Arctic nation, The People's Republic of China believes that the challenge of balancing economic goals with the need for collective action in protecting the Arctic is a complex task. We acknowledge the economic opportunities presented by the Arctic's changing dynamics, including resource exploration and new shipping routes. However, we also recognize the importance of sustainable practices and international cooperation to preserve the Arctic environment.


When diving into the history of Past Actions, we can see that countries have been trying to figure out how to balance the economical aspect and the protection of Arctic's Environment. Although this, these activities have added concerns regarding their potential ecological impact and…


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