The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP work encompasses assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; developing international and national environmental instruments; strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment.

issue 401 - Measures to reduce the negative consequences of over-tourism

issue 402 - The role of veganism in protecting the environment

Your Chairs


SVGS Chair - Emilie Holthe

Hello, my name is Emilie Holthe. I’m 18 and do the IB at Sandefjord videregående skole while living in Stavern. I’ll be your chair in UNEP for the question of the role of veganism in protecting the environment. This is a topic that interests me as we could, perhaps, through the debates, find an action that regular people can take to help protect the environment. I enjoy MUN as it allows me to explore other perspectives and different world views, which is also why I enjoy traveling. My first taste of MUN was through the Norwegian version I did in 10th grade. Though a bit different from MUN it interested me in a way which made me join MUN a year ago. Since then, I’ve participated in three conferences, all as a delegate. This will be my first time chairing which I am quite excited about. I hope all of you will be able to look past the possible nerves and enjoy the conference!


Nesbru chair - Emma Olsen Sivertsen

Hi, my name is My Emma Olsen Sivertsen and I will be chairing UNEP in the 2019 SANMUN. I am 18 years old, currently living in Asker and attending my last year in the IB-programme at Nesbru VGS. It was in my first year that I found great joy in participating in MUN, and have since been a delegate at multiple conferences both domestically and international. This will be my first time chairing a committee, so I hope I am able to serve you well and contribute to a productive work atmosphere. The topics that are going to be discussed in UNEP this year are Measures to reduce the negative environmental and socioeconomic consequences of over-tourism, and The question of the role of veganism in protecting the environment. I truly believe in the importance of these topics and that they will facilitate passionate and constructive debates. Personally, I am chairing the topic that tackles over-tourism, which is an issue that I have a genuine interest in and I am looking forward to seeing it be debated in November. Furthermore, I hope we will have a fun and fruitful conference, and I cannot wait to meet and collaborate with you all!