Climate Change in Copenhagen, 2009
by David E. Henderson
Can the world prevent a climate disaster?
Climate Change in Copenhagen, 2009 covers the negotiations at the Conference of Parties 15 meeting that was attended by a large number of national leaders. The game also includes representatives of non-government organizations and the press. Students wrestle with the need to work within conflicting limits set by their governments.
This game is part of Environmental Science and International Politics, which features two Reacting games in one volume, immersing students in the complex process of negotiating international treaties to control environmental pollution. The issues are similar in all the modules; environmental justice, national sovereignty, and the inherent uncertainty of the costs and benefits of pollution control. Students also must understand the basic science of each problem and possible solutions.
Using the Game
Reacting Consortium members can access all downloadable materials (including expanded and updated materials) below. You will be asked to sign in before downloading. Basic game materials (Gamebook, Role Sheets, Instructor's Manual, and other materials) are available to any instructor through the publisher.
Students need a Gamebook, which includes directions, resources, and historical content. The Environmental Science and International Politics Gamebook is published by Reacting Consortium Press.
PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1-4696-4029-7
EBOOK ISBN: 978-1-4696-4030-3
Role Sheets and Add'l Materials
Students also need a Role Sheet, which contains biographical information, role-specific resources or assignments, and their character's secret victory objectives.
.zip file of .pdf and .docx files.
.zip file of .pdf, .docx, and .pptx files.
The Instructor's Manual includes guidance for assigning roles, presenting historical context, assignments, activities and discussion topics, and more.
VERSION 5.6. Updated 2011. .docx file.
David E. Henderson
David E. Henderson is Professor Emeritus at Trinity College (Connecticut). He is author of several Reacting game modules on science, public policy, and religion.
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