Delegate: Victor Schmitt
Topic: Renewable Energy
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, fossil fuels have powered much progress in our society, and allowed us to grow as a planet. However these fossil fuels have been a major threat to our climate and can be very harmful. Because of the increased cost of renewable energy, developing countries are forced to use fossil fuels, as they are cheaper and are the only form of energy available to them.
India has the fourth largest greenhouse gas emission in the planet, constituting about 7% of the global total. India is already a signatory for the Paris Agreement, striving to make progress in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, but there is still much progress to be made. India has the largest production of energy from renewable sources, with 35 percent of its electricity generation from renewable energy. India’s goal is to reach 57 percent of its total electricity generation from non-fossil fuel sources by 2027. The increase of greenhouse gas emissions is mostly due to countries such as China or the United States, that have the 2 biggest greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This issue must be resolved in cooperation with these countries, as they have the methods to switch to renewable energy, where developing countries do not.
- Victor Schmitt