World Climate: Negotiating a Global Climate Change Agreement by MIT

This simulation is free.

This is a group role-playing simulation of the international climate change negotiations. This exercise provides participants the chance to explore the risks of climate change and the challenges of negotiating international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

You will have direct access to it courtesy of the MIT Management Sloan School website / Teaching Resources Library, under their licensing agreement.

This is a group role-playing simulation of the international climate change negotiations. This exercise provides participants the chance to explore the risks of climate change and the challenges of negotiating international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

In a live, face-to-face setting, participants play negotiators representing countries and regional blocs that work to create an agreement that limits climate change by reducing GHG emissions. Proposals are tested using a climate policy simulation model that provides participants science-based feedback on the implications of their proposals for atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, global mean surface temperature, sea-level rise, and other impacts.

World Climate enables participants to explore the dynamics of the climate and impacts of proposed policies in a way that is consistent with the best available peer-reviewed science but that does not prescribe what should be done.

What you'll learn

To enable participants to learn about climate science and climate policy interactively, in a realistic, multidisciplinary context that integrates issues including the dynamics of climate change, economic development, international affairs, energy policy, and intergenerational equity. Participants also develop their skills in negotiation, presentation, and policy evaluation.

 

Requirements

No specific requirements.

Who this simulation is for
  • Anyone interested to learn and experience the intricate issues and challenges of climate change negotiations

This simulation is free. You will have direct access to it and respective resources, as well as all the materials publicly available on the MIT Management Sloan School website / Teaching Resources Library, under their licensing agreement.

To access the simulation on MIT's website here