A community of educators empowering students to take climate action

Climate Change Negotiations for Schools

This resource allows non-expert teachers to run climate negotiations without much preparation in standard lessons. Over the course of the activity, students use critical thinking to evaluate data, images and facts and interpret and relate country specific climate change and socioeconomic issues.


The resource consists of a mix of short films, online resources and materials for the classroom. Students are encouraged throughout to identify as a representative of their assigned country – one of 10 chosen because either they are responsible for large past or current greenhouse gas emissions, or because they are particularly vulnerable to the projected impacts.

 

They learn about that country in a homework exercise, then attend a series of ‘market places’ to collect information about adaptation, mitigation, the 2 degree target and global finance.

 

Subsequently, they prepare and present speeches to the assembled delegates, before there is an opportunity for bilateral and multilateral negotiations.

 

Finally, a powerful voting tool allows the students to see whether, together, they have done enough to limit climate change to a 2°C or even a 1.5°C warming and provided enough money to the Green Climate Fund.

Conference
Teacher Rating
Overall Rating
11-16 years old
Subjects
Key Subjects
Maths
Citizenship
PSHE
Geography
English
Business Studies
Additional Subjects
Science
Reviewed Criteria
Student Leadership
Tags:
SDGs
/
climate

This resource helps support the below Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For more information on the full set of SDGs, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Take urgent action to combat climate change by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.

Ensure that the institutions who govern peace and justice are reliable and work to unite us.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Teachers who liked this also liked

See what resources other teachers who liked this resource have been using.

Overall Rating
-
11-14 years old
11-14
Subjects
Key Subjects
Key Subject
Geography
Key Subject
Maths
Key Subject
English
Sustainable Development Goals
Tags:
climate
Overall Rating
-
11-16 years old
11-14
14-16
Subjects
Additional Subjects
Additional Subject
Business Studies
Additional Subject
Design Technology
Reviewed Criteria
Reviewed Criteria
Practial Action
Sustainable Development Goals
Tags:
waste
/
consumption

Contact

If you would like to know more about Transform Our World programmes or resources, or to express your interest in applying to be a Young Activator (for young people age 14-17), please get in touch by completing the form below.

Please detail your enquiry here

Thank you for submitting your enquiry! We'll be back in touch with you as soon as possible.

Transform Our World

is brought to you by