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

Join us at Belfast City Hall on Thursday, 30 November 2023 for our COP28 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.

Register to take part


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

Using materials developed by Climate Interactive and MIT, students will represent either a country, region or lobby group. In order to agree measures to limit the rise in global temperature to below 3 degrees C., students will 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 COP27 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) .

Further information

The event will last from approximately 09:30-15:00.

Further details, role assignments and logistical arrangements will be provided closer to the time. There is no cost for participating and lunch will be provided.


For more information on the programme, please contact: Elaine Nesbitt, International Education Portfolio Manager -  iepni@britishcouncil.org

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