Simulation of a Climate Conference

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and strong Institutions

Overview

Model United Nations Climate Conference, MUNCC, is a simulation of the climate negotiations as they take place within the UN system.
Students are allocated to the various countries whose position in relation to the climate problem they have to familiarize themselves with – and so the negotiation is in progress; Climate change, global warming, financial assistance and technological development – and for someone simply for survival.

Students will gain a better understanding of the complexity of the climate negotiations and the many dilemmas that countries encounter along the way. The game lasts four lessons. Before the game begins, it is recommended that the class spend time with UN as subject and the climate issues.

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Sciences

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circular-line-with-word-age-in-the-center13 – 21 years old

group-of-three-men-standing-side-by-side-hugging-each-other 25+ participants

Objectives

Learning Objectives
  • – Knowledge of Goal 16: Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
  • – Knowledge about The UN system
  • – Be able to negotiate
  • – To understanding of the complexity of the climate negotiations and the many dilemmas that countries encounter along the way

Behavioural competences

  • Not to violate human rights
  • Conflict resolution behavior
  • Critical thinking
  • To be active citizen

Reflections

  • What are human rights for me?
  • What would the world look like without the UN?
  • How integration and cooperation creates peace
  • Decision making process at local, national, global level

Lifelong learning key competences

Social and civic competencies

Preparation

Read the teacher’s guide – appendix 1

Video suggestions to introduce the goal/theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlmYtJiUK00

How Does The UN Work? (3:50 min.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATkJe8iADhc

How Effective Is The United Nations? (2:46 min.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH6Y2jUaLvI

How Powerful Is The United Nations? (2:52 min.)

Instructions

Read the teacher’s guide – appendix 1

Evaluation

Complete the reflection work sheet connected to goal no. 16

The first part of the work sheet is to be completed before class, but the remaining parts are to be used for summing up and evaluating the theme in class.

Followup suggestions

Look at the other exercises connected to goal no. 16 Peace, Justice and strong Institutions

Ideas for actions

“Make your voice heard and vote in your country’s elections”, “Be passionate about your country’s decisions, and remain peaceful when standing up for what you believe in”. Find more ideas for actions in the: “170 good ideas for daily actions to transform our world” here: http://www.youneedtoknow.ch/

Reflection Sheet

Appendix 1 – 6