Strengthening efforts pertaining to the preservation of natural ecosystems in the Arctic in opposition to recent corporate activity in the region.
The issues concerning corporate activity in the Arctic has just recently become a pressing concern among the international community. Numerous countries are turning to new methods of retrieving oil, and one of these methods is utilizing the Arctics resources. As the Arctic is one of the last untouched landmasses on earth, which is home to thousands of species and 166 billion barrels of oil, advancing efforts in exploiting its resources have become a growing concern. Many nations are not supportive of destroying the Arctic’s intrinsic value for industrial need, especially since there are currently active oil reserves elsewhere in the world that can be used. Also, major environmental implications will be onset from the initiation of corporate activity in the Arctic. In order to preserve the Arctic and ensure that it remains untouched, in this forum we will be identifying potential ways to strengthen the efforts currently in place. By halting corporate activity in the Arctic, this region will continue to exist and become an essential asset in the future to all nations.
- Which corporations have been active recently in the Arctic region?
- What actions have already been taken by the UN to limit corporate activity in the Arctic?
- What is the oil situation in your country? Does it have sufficient oil supply?
- What effects has corporate activity in the region had on natural ecosystems?
- Are there existing regulations on corporate activity that are intended to preserve natural ecosystems in the Arctic region?
- Are there any existing organizations currently taking measures to ensure preservation of natural ecosystems? If so, what actions have been taken?
- Which major corporations’ activities had the most detrimental effects on natural ecosystems in the Arctic?
- What are the future implications for using the Arctic's instrumental value to human advantage?
- What corporate processes have potential to hurt the Arctic region?
- Is it necessary to breach the untouched Arctic region? Are there sufficient resources elsewhere?