Modelled on the UN climate conference in Dubai this updated COP28 Climate Conference resource from InterClimate Network (ICN) will bring to life this critical global debate.
Student teams represent a range of countries and have to research, present and debate their country pledges and climate challenges, then collaborate to raise global ambition for action.
It has been designed for use in a secondary classroom setting and can also be used in off-curriculum days as well as virtually between tutor and year groups. Sessions may be run compactly over 3 lessons or spread over 6 lessons or used in a sequence of off-curriculum days.
The resource comprises:
- Teacher guide: outlining the aims and details of the resource with links at the end for other useful sources of information.
- Teacher presentations: Sequence of three presentations that culminate in the climate conference, as well as notes and film links accompany each of these session powerpoints:
- The road to Dubai: outlines vital stages of UN decision making and poses questions for students to critically discuss global responses to the climate crisis.
- Get ready for your conference: sets out the countries and has an optional planner for students’ opening speeches.
- COP28 comes to school: guides you and your students through your own UN-style climate conference and includes specific notes for the conference chair.
- Student pack:
- COP28 Overview aids students’ preparations and can be used during their conference for background information and statistics, as well as a summary of all country positions. Potential collaborations are offered on the final page.
- Country briefings from which to select your conference delegations. 12 to 14 countries may be the ideal number for your conference.
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