Divided into six different groups of countries representing industrialised, newly industrialising and developing countries, the participants simulate a climate protection conference. The goal of all groups is to meet the internationally agreed 2°C target for the year 2100. The voluntary commitments submitted by the countries are not sufficient to achieve this goal at the present time. Improvements must be made here. This will be simulated in the negotiation rounds. Each country bloc must decide on and present concrete targets in the debate with the other country blocs.
Professional calculation software then determines whether the goals are sufficient or whether they need to be adjusted in a further round. Since the individual country blocks naturally also pursue their own interests, this is a difficult undertaking. Only if everyone pulls together can (still) realistic solutions be found to cope with the 2°C target. In a playful way, the challenge of climate change for the 21st century as well as the urgency and necessity of large-scale international climate protection measures are thus made clear.
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With these learning goals, the climate conference simulation also contributes to the sustainability goals of the UN (Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs). In addition to SDG 4 "High Quality Education" and SDG 13 "Climate Protection Measures", other sustainable development goals are addressed, including, for example, reducing inequalities between countries or promoting international partnerships to achieve the sustainability goals.
Between 30 and 90 employees can participate in a climate conference simulation.
The total duration of the event is about six school hours including breaks.
A suitable event room equipped with beamer, projection screen, blackboard or flipchart and sound equipment (loudspeakers and two microphones) is necessary.