COP21 Climate Negotiation Simulation – CKAA
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The EIT Climate-KIC alumni community present a public COP21 Climate Negotiation Simulation which took place simultaneously in Berlin, London and Zurich.
2015 is an important year for climate change action. By the end of this year leaders from all parts of the world will meet in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will set new international agreements for mitigating and adapting to climate change. If these are successful we are in with a chance of limiting climate change to a manageable degree, saving millions of lives and the environment on which we depend. If these fail the consequences will be serious.
How many of us really know how these political negotiations work? What are the potential outcomes of the negotiations at COP21? And what are the implications of the decisions made regarding climate change?
On 26th of June 2015, we invited students, professionals, academics and the public to join our discussion. Leading climate change experts provided the latest insights on the road to Paris and attendees took part in an interactive simulation of the negotiations supported by climateinteractive.org/world-climate-project/.
Three simulations took place simultaneously in Berlin, London and Zurich which allowed us to directly compare the outcomes in these different locations on a multinational scale.
The event was for the public and driven solely by volunteers.
Official COP21 side-event
Official Our Common Future Under Climate Change side-event
Climate-KIC Alumni Association (CKAA) Best Collaborative Event of the Year Award