ALLIANCE OF SMALL ISLAND STATES (AOSIS)
CHAIR: ELISE DUMONT
approximate committee size: 80 (double delegation)
Established in 1990, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) offers the most at-risk nations the opportunity to band together to tackle the increasingly dangerous problem of climate change. As their very land remains in jeopardy, this alliance aims influence international environmental policy, through agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol, as well as disincentives like lawsuits against the perpetrators. Delegates must work together to combat problems such as food and water shortages, destruction of infrastructure, increasing prevalence of diseases, environmental refugees, and economic impacts, while also managing a long-term plan to mitigate the effect of rising temperatures and oceans.
Intensifying Natural Disasters
Rising Ocean Levels & Land Management
background guide coming soon
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for AOSIS are as follows. Delegates will gain:
Insight into an often-neglected region of the world and the environmental problems they will address in the coming years
An understanding of how policies in larger states such as the U.S. and China impact other countries
Valuable experience learning to balance different priorities between the environment, sovereignty, and trade
About the Chair
Elise Dumont is the Chair for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). Originally from Maine, she is majoring in Political Economy with a double minor in Business Administration and Education, Inquiry, and Justice. This is her third (and final) NAIMUN, so she’s excited to make it the best one yet! Outside of MUN, she loves to spend her time cheering on the Hoyas as a member of the Georgetown University Pep Band.