Chairs: Anna Ekmekci & Ada Alp
Moderator: Raymond Kim
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Topic: Addressing the Adverse Effect of Climate Change on Infrastructure
The future of Africa’s economic and social development depends on infrastructure. However, climate change currently poses a significant threat to this, with roads, bridges, buildings, and other critical facilities facing disadvantages. Because of this environmental consequence, a majority of Africa's isolated villages cannot connect to economic opportunities. The infrastructure in these areas are already in poor condition along with insufficient funding, but the alarming rise of heat waves, temperature rise, and droughts all pose an even greater threat to its current infrastructure system. This creates a domino effect as the consequences of this issue affect the environment causing infrastructure failure resulting in the downfall of the economy–jeopardizing the livelihood of citizens. Out of the countries that are ranked most vulnerable to climate change, seven out of ten of them are in Africa. The increase in natural disasters amplifies poverty, which in turn has a terminal on the people living in the country. Delegates must collaborate to create an innovative, effective, and sustainable plan to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change on infrastructure and adapt to the situation at hand, enhancing disaster preparedness and response, and proposing a climate-resilient infrastructure.