General Assembly Resolution # 432
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: Agriculture
Proposed by: Erithaca
The General Assembly,
Shocked at the process of desertification, which causes the loss of bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife,
Noting that these in turn cause famine and drought,
Understanding that a major cause of desertification is removal of vegetation,
1. Mandates member nations take reasonable precautions and enact reasonable regulations to reduce excessive removal of vegetation for purposes relating to agriculture and otherwise.
2. Encourages member nations to educate those involved, especially agricultural workers, on desertification.
3. Strongly encourages member nations to take part in reforestation and construction of shelter belts, woodlots and windbreaks.
4. Mandates that the WAEC shall oversee efforts against desertification and ensure that:
a) efforts are feasible, not harmful and approved by the local community and government,
b) reforestation is planned and maintained,
c) grazing is managed to prevent overgrazing,
d) water is conserved, collected and distributed in an orderly and fair manner in areas affected by desertification,
e) records are kept of areas at risk of or undergoing desertification, along with the status of any efforts against desertification.