UNEP Day 1

The United Nations Environment Programme committee debated the impact of climate change on wildfires. The delegate from Bolivia rebutted Ukraine after they advised the use of chemicals to kill fire-prone plants. The delegate from Ukraine pointed out that fires are unpredictable. This provoked another to delegate encouraged every country to have emergency supplies in case of wildfires. Ways to prevent human-made wildfires introduced included educating the citizens of each individual country about safely putting out campfires. In the event of natural wildfires, health services are to be provided to people who obtain respiratory diseases. People found starting wildfires will be given an amount of jail time depending on the extent of damage the fire caused.