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Want to give your students a chance to address one of the biggest issues facing our planet? 

Join us at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Friday, 5 November 2021 for our COP26 Climate Negotiation Simulation Event where students aged 16-18 will discover what it’s like to negotiate a climate deal.

Playing the part of world leaders, Non-Governmental Bodies (NGOs) or Media, students will be tasked with taking part in a real-life climate simulation, producing a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

This event is part of the British Council’s global programme, The Climate Connection, which brings young people around the world together in 2021 to meet the challenges of climate change ahead of The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 12 November. Follow all our activity in the run up to COP26 using the hashtag #TheClimateConnection.

Find out more about the event below: 

Aim of the event

The event is aimed at 16-18 year olds across all subject areas. By participating in the event, the students will find out more about UN-style negotiations and experience what its like to negotiate a climate deal. 

How the event will work

The event will run from 09.15 until 15.00 using both the Senate Chamber and Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

Using materials developed by Climate Interactive and MIT, students will represent either a country, region or lobby group. There will be one topic for negotiation and, following opening speeches from the students, they will then engage in a negotiation simulation. During the negotiations, their proposals will be fed into a computer programme, which uses real-life data to model what the consequences of the proposals would be. This will give them the opportunity to better understand how climate negotiations, such as the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26 operate and give them the opportunity to work with students from other schools in reaching a consensus on the issue

Further details to follow upon registration.

How many schools can attend?

The event is limited to 30 schools ( 2 students each) . Due to current Covid-19 regulations, numbers will be limited to ensure strict compliance and mitigations such as social distancing and sanitising will be in place.

Further information

Further details, role assignments and logistical arrangements will be provided closer to the time. Parking is available and lunch will be provided.


For more information on the programme, please contact: Elaine Nesbitt, IEP Manager -