Delegate Name: Mackenzie Brooks
As shortages in the world’s natural resources and land have arisen, the arctic circle becomes an undiscovered area for natural resources and oil reserves. While the use of natural resources in this area is an issue, who should be in charge of this area is also a question. Canada is a partial owner of the arctic circle along with the US, Russia, Norway, and Denmark. We believe that the arctic circle should be preserved and should be regulated. We support the current division of land if all parties are willing to oblige with it.
We have currently signed the Canadian oil and gas operations act in 1985 which outlines the responsibilities of the government and developers during the exploration and extraction process. We also signed the Canadian petroleum resources act in 1985 which gives the government control of the oil and gas industry by enabling grants for exploration and extraction licenses. Inuit groups also have the power to claim lands and agreements on oil resource rights. Any action taken towards this issue affects our economic status and the Inuit people’s land.
We suggest that we discuss the land division issue then the UN should discuss the use of the land with those involved and allies like the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.