Simulation of international negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

In this activity, students engage in a simulation of the international negotiation process in order to convey how the international community is responding to climate change. Participants learn firsthand about the interests of different countries and the range of policy responses to mitigate future climate change.

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David Hastings
Eckerd College
From the On the Cutting Edge activity collection

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In the overview lecture about the current status of global climate change negotiations, educator should supplement with most recent developments and examples of summits.

Showing a video of an international negotiation might be a nice wrap-up for the course module.

Update the worksheet with the most up-to-date resources; a lot of the relevant information can be found here:

High school educators may want to have groups of students work together to represent a nation.