Economic and Social Council

Topic A: National Energy Security Challenged by New Energies

Topic B: A New International Energy Structure in a Low Carbon Era

Working Language: English

Size: 50

Representation: Double Delegation

Rules of Procedure: Beijing Rules of Procedure (Paper-oriented)

Introduction to the Committee and the Topic:

Economic and Social Council was established in 1945 and is currently one of the six main organs of the United Nations. It plays a pivotal role in promoting economic, social and sustainable development. ECOSOC has 54 member countries which are assigned by region and each membership has a three-year term. As one of the main platforms for international communication and innovation, ECOSOC establishes a set of coherent policies and actions among member countries in aspects of economy, society and environment. Thus, it contributes to the attainment of common goals. Topics of ECOSOC include issues related to sustainable development that always draw global attention.

 

In BIMUN2018, ECOSOC will discuss and work on energy issues related closely to national development. The popularity of new energies like nuclear power and shale gas has cast a long shadow on the traditional energy market, threatening the energy security of various countries. Meanwhile, the advent of a low-carbon era augmented the appeal for reforms of the economic and energy structure. The new international energy structure requires more communication and cooperation among countries to realize sustainable development.