Welcome to the DMCIMUN 2021 Automobile Manufacturers Commission for Sustainable Development Committee!
When the automobile was first invented at the tail end of the industrial revolution, sustainability was of little concern to the world. This sentiment remained rather stagnant for the next century. In fact, up to the 1970s, many North American car manufacturers were still making large, boxy and wasteful cars. Unlike their European or Asian counterparts, the vast swathes of open highways and undeveloped lands catered perfectly to these gas-guzzling monsters. However, this was not to last. The 1973 oil crisis was a massive wake up call to many manufacturers. With the volume of oil rapidly drying up the public learned about the volatility of fossil fuels just as rapidly. Today we are facing a similar situation. But, this time our lack of fuels does not stem from the erosion of foreign trade but instead, it stems from the overuse and exploitation of our planet. To be precise it is climate change that is driving the new shift in sentiment. It is no secret that the automobile industry has played a large part in climate change but this also means that this industry can play a large part in stopping it. With new technologies on the rise, it is up to the manufacturers of the world to tackle this problem.
The Automobile Manufacturers Commission for Sustainable Development Committee is recommended for advanced delegates.