A global climate mitigation game

An Economics Network funded project, 2010-11

Institution: University of Bath
Project leader: James Copestake

The Global Climate Change Game highlights principles underpinning international climate change negotiations, such as the Copenhagen Summit. The game illustrates the challenge of building and protecting global public goods, by combining elements of the trust game and public good game with an ultimatum twist. It has been piloted in teaching students up to a Masters level in development economics. The game is a fun way for students to engage with the topical issue of climate change negotiation and experience the economic problems that arise through it. It is simple to run and can be used within a one hour teaching slot.

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