Kick-Start of the first AGEP Simulation Game Series
The first AGEP Simulation Game series had its kick-start during May 2017 at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin.
MIDE was one of the five master degree programs to take part in this first one of a kind AGEP Simulation Game and had the honor of hosting the event.
The AGEP Simulation Game series use a blended-learning approach, combining virtual elements with real-life interaction. The topic of the first event was:
“Beyond Paris – What Future for International Climate Policy”
In it, 30 master students from five different programs simulated the next Conference of the Parties of the United Nations. These were some of the discussions listed on the agenda:
- Improving the self-imposed emission targets
- Design of climate finance
- Possible use of technical innovation in the fight against climate change and
- Taxation of emissions in air traffic and of merchant shipping.
Implemented by our partner planpolitik, the simulation game started with a two-week online period in which students, representing a country assigned to them, had to negotiate and interact through certain phases of the game. Being able to access the browser-based application from any device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) students could work on their tasks at any time and place.
The virtual simulation used Senaryon – the online platform developed by planpolitik. For a quick overview on what the online platform offers is available here: www.youtube.com/watch
After the end of the online phase, students gathered for the workshop in Berlin and concluded the simulation game, making use of everything they have worked out during the online phase.
We are very much looking forward to continue participating in the AGEP Simulation Game series and would like to express our thanks to AGEP and planpolitik for putting this together and implementing an idea into reality.