September 16, 2019
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 In GLIMUN2019: Renewable Energy

Forest Hills Central High School

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

United Nations Environmental Protection Committee: Renewable Energy

 

Renewable energy is known as a necessity to human life, but with this, there are still roughly one billion people all over the world who lack access to energy as a whole. While trying to come up with more ways of producing energy, there also comes climate change coming into play. Fossil fuels is one of the biggest methods of producing energy yet it is also one of the leading contributors to climate change. So this is a two in one issue; trying to find ways of producing energy for those who lack it, and climate change coming from specific energy sources.

 

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria has an abundance of natural resources to be used for renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal energy. The Algerian economy is strongly dependent on fossil fuels’ market where 93.6% of its exports are mainly oil and natural gas. However, the market price has been drastically fluctuating which has largely impacted the economy. Due to these issues, we as Algeria are planning to switch to more “green” methods of energy.

 

While joining the committee we can assist in helping the world from the issue of climate change. We can also assist in achieving the climate goals that need to get in place so climate change does not take full force and potentially destroy all agriculture. By helping out, we will switch from the use of fossil fuels by switching to more eco-friendly energy sources. The energy sources we will be switching to are already present in our country such as solar energy, wind, and hydroelectric power. We are looking forward to working with other countries to find a common solution to the issue.

  • Samuel Growney

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