APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation (Application deadline: 31 March 2022)

APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation 2022

 

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is now inviting undergraduate and postgraduate students to apply for the Student Global Climate Change Simulation which will take place in June 2022.

The programme is a role-playing exercise where students from 18 universities in 13 economies will form multi-country, multi-disciplinary teams to play the role of delegates to the UN Climate Change Negotiations to discuss and negotiate the human and environmental effects of climate change, as well as the economic impact that countries/regions consider in determining their position and global commitments. Over two sessions in two days, an online simulation activity will be held using materials from the World Climate Interactive and the EN-ROADS simulation model developed by MIT. These live sessions will be supplemented with short lectures and other materials developed and curated by the APRU experts. Each student will receive a certificate of completion.

Ten CUHK students will be selected and supported to join this rewarding learning activity.

 

Objectives The programme aims to strengthen students’ understanding of global climate change and topics such as indigenous knowledge, planetary health, coastal habitats, deforestation, clean energy, trading and offsets; and diplomacy and negotiation skills. It also allows them to practise their global teamwork and cross-cultural collaboration and communications skills.
Schedule The total course time of 15 hours includes:

  • 7 hours of online live sessions
  • 3 hours of self-paced online homework
  • 5 hours of group work

Key dates:

  • Opening ceremony: 9:00-11:30 am on 1 June
  • Day 1 simulation: 9:00-11:30 am on 15 June
  • Day 2 simulation: 9:00-11:30 am on 29 June
Eligibility Open to all full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines.

 

Students should be proficient in English to actively engage in group discussions and be able to attend all live sessions and participate in group meetings outside the live sessions.

Programme Fee Selected students will receive full sponsorship for participation in the programme.

 

Students will be required to pay a deposit of HK$1,500, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the progrmame.

Application Interested students should complete an online application form by 31 March (Thur). Ten CUHK students will be selected to participate in the programme. Students will be notified of the result by end of April.
Website Please refer to the programme website for more details.

 

For enquries, please contact Ms. LAI Ching Yee at chingyee@cuhk.edu.hk

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