Double Delegate General Assembly Committee
Size: 30 delegations
Topic A: Creating and Retrofitting Nuclear Infrastructure
Topic B: Regulating Nuclear Power Sources
The Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD) was started in 1992 to follow up on and implement the goals of the UN Conference on Environment and Development. In 1998, the CSD absorbed the Committee on New and Renewable Sources of Energy and on Energy for Development. The CSD has always served as a high-level forum for discussion on how the UN as a general body will implement infrastructure development, as can be seen in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. This committee will deal with one of the most pressing issues of our time: sustainable energy development. In particular, the usage of, oversight over, and regulation surrounding nuclear energy. Topic A discusses finding incentives for greater implementation and retrofitting of nuclear power plants across areas with deprecated infrastructure. Topic B deals with the regulation of nuclear power sources (for both medical and energy use) and preventing orphan source incidents from occurring through increased oversight. The CSD recognizes that aside from large-scale incidents, the lives of everyday citizens are affected by their access to clean, renewable energy, and finds this a matter of great and pressing importance.
Kit Kumar '26