Center for the History of Global Development

Seminar, Lectures, Conference and Workshops

In the spring semester of 2020, students and teachers of Shanghai University and the University of Zurich in Switzerland collaborated in a climate diplomacy simulation class. In mixed groups, uniting students from both universities, representing seven countries, they established the climate position of their countries and then negotiated a "global" (okay, seven country) agreement on climate change prevention. It was not at all certain if these negotiations would be successful, but now the result is out: there is a  Shanghai-Zurich Agreement on Climate Change Mitigation!

Thank you, Professor Antoine Acker, indispensable assistants Camille Schneiter and Kai Kersten, and all participating students for making this happen! :-)

Iris Borowy