Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution

On campus
Wednesday 17 November 2021 (13:30-16:00)

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Limiting negative climate change requires significant and immediate reductions in green-house gas emissions. There has been some notable international action here – most recently the 2015 Paris Agreement. But it is not sufficient to stabilise global temperature increases.

Governments recognise the need to act. But turning words into practical action is difficult. To understand this collective action problem, we will run a simulation of climate change negotiations in which participants will represent big emitters such as China and the USA. The simulation raises awareness of the sorts of issue the COP-26 meeting will confront when it convenes in Glasgow in November.

This event will be led by Professor Mark Webber, Dr Laura Jenkins and Raeni Raeni. It is targeted at young people aged 16 -18 years old and will take place on Birmingham University Campus. Those interested in attending this event please contact

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Spanning the month of November a range of interactive virtual and physical events will be free and open to the public - find out more about our other events as we discuss Our Changing World!

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