To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 22) in Morocco, also following the coming into force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, UNIC Lagos held a mock-UN climate negotiation role play called World Climate Simulation, with the technical support of a Climate Interactive trainer and facilitator, on Wednesday 16 November 2016 in Lagos.
The simulation by young people was aimed to enable them get a better understanding of the issues world leaders grapple with during negotiations to save the planet. It involved six groups representing the European Union, United States of America and other developed countries, as well as India, China and other developing countries.
After the negotiations and commitments by the six parties, the global temperature would drop to 1.48 degree Celsius by 2030 as calculated by C-Roads computer simulator deployed by Climate Interactive.
The role play simulation was facilitated by Ms QueenEsther Egbe. Climate Interactive is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington DC, USA. UNIC Lagos intends to continue utilizing the simulation exercise as a way of creating awareness about the Paris Agreement and climate change issues among youth in Nigeria.