World Climate Simulation (Hosted by University of Manchester Student Reps and Alternative Lecture Series)

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19 February
2019

The Students’ Union’s Alternative Lecture Series would like to invite you to a simulated UN climate negotiation as part of Teach-In Week. This event will be facilitated by Manchester’s own John Broderick.
Just as world leaders gathered in Katowice in December this simulation is a chance for you to join a delegation, learn about climate, energy and emissions and discuss the issues at stake for each country. See here for a flavour of the event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afO3lDX37tQ

The World Climate Exercise was originally developed by Climate Interactive and MIT and thousands have participated in these events around the world, from primary school classes to major business CEOs. It is regularly used in our School of MACE and REACT MSc teaching. Underlying your negotiations, of where and when emissions will be cut, is a robust climate model so you will have real time results on the likely consequences.

All students and staff are welcome to attend from any department or role, we are all affected by the issues under discussion. If any teaching staff would like to know more about the exercise or help as facilitators, please contact John Broderick in advance.

Please register on Eventbrite for a ticket so we know the numbers to expect. There is no guarantee that you will be admitted if you arrive without a ticket.

Feel free to circulate to other staff mailing lists of groups who may be interested.

Venue: 4.206, University Place

 

Event Details

Location University Place (Tin Can)
Start Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 4:00pm
Finish Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 6:00pm