Topic outline

  • Welcome to the home page of Climate Change Strategy and Negotiations! 

    The course will take place remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The course content is organized in two parts (3+3 ECTS). The first part (Period IV) is common for all students, and it provides knowledge of climate change, regulatory frameworks (in particular, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -UNFCCC), and corporate strategic responses to climate change. This first part is open to all Aalto students, with preference given to the CEMS students, the Creative Sustainability students and the students of MIB Programme. If you take only this part, the course lasts Period 4 (lectures on Wednesday afternoons).

    The second part (Period 5), where only students in Track B participate, centers around the Model UNFCCC CEMS Climate Change Strategy Role Play. It involves a unique two-day simulation of UN climate negotiations, where students from ten participating European universities play the roles of government, NGO and industry representatives organized in one of the member universities. The number of students accepted in Track B with the simulation is limited to 20. Priority is given to CEMS students (priority group 1) and students of the Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (priority group 2). Students wishing to participate in Track B must submit motivation letters.

    Update 22.2.: The course has free places, so students from all Aalto Schools are free to apply to both tracks!

    Applying for the negotiations roleplay (Track B.) Course:

    Students can apply for Track B. course by submitting a motivation letter (one page) and cv to by February 22, 2021. You will be informed whether you are accepted to the Track B. (climate negotiations roleplay) on March 1st by the latest.

    For both tracks, please register through Oodi (in the case you do Track B., 6 ECTS will be given).

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