From November 30th to December 11th the 21th edition of COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change will take place in Paris. Objective of the summit is to reach an international agreement that is acceptable to all the participating nations but requiring them to adopt effective measures to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and therefore contain global warming within acceptable limits. The 20 previous editions of the conference, held since 1992, haven’t produced significant results, both due to the race to individual development pursued by nations, that to the interference of the oil lobby on the choices of national governments.
Climate Interactive- a nongovernmental organization based in Washington DC – to promote public awareness about issues related to the conference, got a special initiative: in collaboration with researchers della MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of Massachusetts, developed the World Climate Exercise, a role game that gives way to groups of students, members of associations and citizens common to experience the complex dynamics of international negotiations as that held in Paris.
Through the web, the proposal was widespread globally and by November 30th a hundred sessions of the World Climate Exercise will be conducted in different countries on five continents.
In Italy, the only event is scheduled for the November 26th, will be Class III D of High School Arturo Labriola of Naples to undertake a negotiation led by experts from Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza. Students will be engaged in intense negotiations to reach an agreement to reduce global warming, trying at the same time, to protect the economic interests of the countries that each of them will represent.
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