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Novo Nordisk Sponsorship 10.08.2009 More than a Game: Learning about Climate Change Through Role Play Lessons learned from the CEMS Course on Climate Policy Course and Simulation at HSG & ESADE By Prof. Dr. Wüstenhagen, Melissa Paschall, Elmar Friedrich, & Kate Negacz 1 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Overview 1 Background & Motivation 2 Course Design 3 Learning Objectives 4 Curriculum 5 Role Play 6 What’s next? 2 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Background & Motivation Investment in new power plants in EU (2008): Actual vs. Estimates of Students @ HSG The real world Students‘ guess 10 10 ranking (indexed to match) 2008 newly installed 8 8 Students‘ estimated capacity [GW] 6 6 4 4 2 2 0 0 Solar Gas Nuclear Coal Oil Hydro Wind Nuclear Solar Gas Coal Oil Hydro Wind • With one exception (Finland), everyone overestimated nuclear by wide margin. • With two exceptions each, they underestimated wind (excl. Sweden, Poland) and solar (excl. France, Germany). • 80 % of the above who got nuclear, wind or solar right were female. 3 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Background & Motivation Climate Change is an increasingly important topic, also for business school students. Teaching reform at University of St. Gallen (Bologna) leads us to looking for new courses in the area of Corporate Sustainability. Role Plays / Simulation as interactive, rewarding form of learning. Opportunity for CEMS Faculty Group to take yet another lead in innovative teaching for sustainability. Course was rolled out at University St. Gallen and ESADE in Feb. 09. Targeted to attract students with different business backgrounds. 4 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Course Design Course should be fully intergated in CEMS-MIM curriculum as well as curriculum of 3-5 CEMS partner schools. Course consists of four modules: • Modules 1 & 2 two focused on classroom-based learning via lectures, discussion, and in-class exercises. • Modules 3 & 4 focused on preparation for the role play and the role play itself in Barcelona, Spain. 20-30 students from each participating CEMS school. i.e. 60-150 students overall. 5 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Learning Objectives 1. To understand climate change and the challenges it presents. 2. To provide insight into the processes of international negotiation. 3. To build negotiation skills for use in a variety of contexts. 4. To understand the impact of climate change on business, and vice versa. 5. To invent creative and workable new solutions for climate negotiations. 6 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Curriculum Module 1: Introduction to Climate Change & Climate Policy Week 1 Fundamentals of Climate Change Week 2 Climate Policy and the UNFCCC Week 3 Options for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Module 2: Climate Change and Business Week 4 The Role of Business in Global Climate Policy Week 5 Live Case Study with Guest Speaker 7 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Curriculum Module 3: Preparation of the Negotiation Session Week 6 Skill Training: Negotiation Week 7 Student Presentations (Background of Parties) Week 8 Final Preparation: Feedback & Confidential Instructions Module 4: Climate Change and Business Two-day “Model UNFCCC” Students from all participating Universities meet in Barcelona 8 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Role Play In Week 5, Students are assigned certain roles (e.g. EU, US, Uganda, Low-Lying Island States, China, Russia, NGOs Automotive Lobby, etc.) Students were trained in Negotiation Skills Prior to the Role Play, all students gave • „Background Presentations“ on Geographie, Economy, & Politics of their country • and prepared „Position Papers“ including Mitigation Targets, the future of the CDM, and adaptation funding. During the 2-day Negotiation Simulation in Barcelona, teams of 4-5 students represented one important actor in global climate policy. Negotiations were passionate and sometimes frustrating for the students. Voting rules reflect UNFCCC rules Students agreed on a comparably weak resolution. 9 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Spreading idea to the world Be informed -Students learn how important role media plays in negotiations -Possibility to shape external conditions around negotiations via press releases Get involved http://barcelonaprotocol.blogspot.com/ -A great experience for students -Other students and audience can be involved via a live blogging from the event Make a difference - A model to be replicated on real conferences, e.g. World Resources Forum in Davos 10 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS What‘s Next? Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Next year: HSG , ESADE , Cologne , CBS?, Warsaw?, ...? Coordinate 2010 curriculum with (new) Universities. Incorporate COP15 results into the curriculum. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 11 Novo Nordisk PRME/CBS Sponsorship Conference 10.08.2009 23.11.2009 Student Quotes “Never have I experienced a learning process as effective as the one in this course.” (IS) “This was easily the best course in my CEMS year. It really enhanced my knowledge in the topic, and it provided really good insights into a rather ambiguous process.” (GH) “One of the best learning experiences during my graduate studies so far.” (SP) 12 Novo Nordisk Sponsorship 10.08.2009 Thank you very much.
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