UCC's Mock COP will be a role-play version of global climate negotiations.

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UCC's Mock COP will be a role-play version of global climate negotiations.

To mark COP27 and the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, UCC invite you to a role-playing version @ 2022 UCC Open Day.

By University College Cork

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 8 Oct 2022 14:00 - 15:30 IST


Aula Maxima, University College Cork Aula Maxima College Road, University College Cork Cork Ireland

About this event

Mock COP27 @ UCC Open Day

This event is for prospective students visiting UCC on our annual Undergraduate Open Day. All are very welcome to join us, regardless of your prior knowledge of climate change or negotiating. You can participate as a country negotiator in the annual global climate change negotiations, and endeavour to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees!

Deadline: Please register before Thursday the 6th of October for this event!

The Mock COP simulates the experience of the Conference of Parties (COP) climate change negotiations. The COP negotiations occur between members of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), who have agreed to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in order to prevent further climate breakdown. At COP26 in Glasgow, UCC was the only Irish University to be granted Observer Status.

This November, 196 countries of the world will meet in Egypt at COP27 to negotiate the next stage of an agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. To mark the importance of the COP27 in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, on October 8th, UCC will host a role-playing version (Mock COP) of the negotiations to understand the challenges and to see if a global agreement can be reached.

Participants will adopt negotiating positions for different country groupings and have the opportunity to experience the dynamics of negotiating an international agreement on climate change. We hope to make it an educational but also enjoyable and thought-provoking event.

Check out the video of UCC's Mock26 event which took place in preparation for COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. UCC was the only university in Ireland to be granted Observer Status at COP26.

This is artwork inspired by last year's Mock COP, which took place in UCC in advance of COP 26. As you can see, it was a great success and involved some very interesting discussion!

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