Global climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge of our times and require global coordination in order to be effectively addressed.

The Environment and Resource Dynamics Group, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, in cooperation with The U.S. Embassy in Sweden and research institute FORES, are organizing a two-day simulation of the forthcoming UNFCCC meeting in Warsaw. Participants will be bachelor and master-level students from seventeen Swedish universities who will assume the roles of government representatives.

Location: De Geer-salen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm University

Opening session program:
10.00 Welcome speech Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding
10.20 Opening remarks U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski

The objective is to deepen the participants’ understanding of the complexities and challenges in international climate negotiations, to provide information about the links between climate change, politics, society and economics as well as to gain insight into the UN climate negotiations and diplomacy.

The final sessions on Nov. 6 will be chaired and summed up by former head climate negotiator for Sweden, Anders Turesson.

The negotiations will take place during Nov 5th and 6th in Y-huset in Geovetenskapens hus and is not open for the general public, but for the opening session 10.00-10.45 is open for SU students and teachers depending on available seating. Media is welcome to attend and cover the event.

For the Environmental and Resource Dynamics Group,

Peter Schlyter Calle Österlin