Fourth Annual Inter-University Climate Negotiation Simulation
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies are pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Inter-University Climate Negotiation Simulation to be held October 18-19, 2013 at Yale University.
The negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly at the annual Conferences of Parties (CoP), are vital discussions which promise to determine the ecological and economic fate of our world under the specter of global warming. The last COP held in Doha, Qatar, saw the adoption of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol. However, many key countries have opted against participation in this agreement, placing the onus of any serious long-term international climate policy on the outcome of continuing negotiations set forth in the Durban Platform of 2011. Hence, the upcoming CoP 19 in Warsaw, Poland will continue to determine the rights and duties of countries with regards to mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer, transparency of action, and support and capacity-building. These issues will be the central themes of this year’s Negotiation Simulation. As the core of this exercise, participants will be assigned a country and, over the course of two days, charged with representing their interests as they negotiate over the legal issues of a new international climate agreement, based on actual working texts from the UNFCCC.
We are going as a team, so if you are interested in participating, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org / subject: Climate Negotiation Simulation) and send us the following information by Saturday, October 5th, 2013:
- Full name (First, Last)
- Projected Graduation Date
- Email address and mobile phone number (information will be shared with other participants from same institution)
Country and working groups will be assigned by the event organizers. Registered participants will receive country and working group assignments, working texts, and additional information one week prior to the start of the event. This meeting is supported by the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Student Advisory Committee.
*All meals will be provided to registered participants during the event. While we cannot provide hotel accommodations, we can solicit free housing options from the Yale FES community. Participants must also contribute their own travel costs.
Where: Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Address: Details to be shared with selected participants
When: 5:30PM, Friday, October 18 through 5PM, Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: See above
RSVP Link: N/A