DSNLU National Model Conference of Parties 2017 [Prizes Worth Rs. 45k]: Register by Sept 25

First published on 26th August, 2017.

About the Event

This event is first of its kind held on climate change by a National Law University where students will be allotted countries to represent and discuss the global impact of climate change and come up with possible solutions that through debate,  consultation and amicable coordination for global cooperation.

The event is open to all streams of students including management/ Engineering / Humanities and others.

The Top 20 teams will be selected for the National finals who will be judged by a panel of renowned professors, Scholars, and experts in the field.

Details of the Event

The event simulates the climate negotiations during the Conference of Parties (COP23) that will take place in Bonn, Germany.

During the two-day’s simulation, participants will take on the role as a diplomat for one of the countries involved in the current negotiations regarding issues of global importance concerning Climate.

The idea is to debate, consult and negotiate in order to come up with a resolution that addresses some of the critical issues in the climate change debate across the globe.

For each of these 4 issues, there will be different choices for a statement. The country representatives can read the country’s policy on these four issues in the country’s position paper (which is a short essay (Not more than 500 words) that specifies what your country thinks of the topic being discussed).

The goal of the participants will be to get everyone to agree on a statement that satisfies most of their policy interests in the topic being discussed. The position paper that each participant will get is a simplified overview of a country’s position that has been fitted into the context.

Not all of the position papers necessarily reflect the countries current positions.

During the simulation, all countries may, if possible, meet in the groups in order to work on a common strategy for the negotiations on a new climate treaty. However, it is also important that a common statement is formed with all the member states present at the conference.

The dress code is an important part of the simulation. Hence, students should attend the session with proper Formal delegate attire.

Agenda: Climate change and sustainable development

The four Major Issues that are set to be discussed are as follows:

Climate Finance

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

Capacity Building, Adaptation and Mitigation Issues

Technology Transfer – Planning and Implementation Issues

Event Format

Each team shall comprise of two members from the same University/College/School (The event is open for All streams including Management/Engineering/ Humanities etc.)

They will be allotted a country based on their preference from the list of country matrix provided here during completion of registration process.

Note: In case of same preference, allotment will be made based on write-up submitted during registration.

Important Dates

The preliminary round selection will be based on submissions made to the questionnaire attached here on or before 25th September 2017.

The shortlisted teams for National Finals will be notified via registered e-mail on or before 27th September, 2017 for Payment of registration fee and other details.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for two-member teams is 2000/- INR to be paid after teams get shortlisted.


Best Delegation: 20,000 INR and Trophy

2nd Best Delegation: 15,000 INR and Trophy

High Commendation: 10,000 INR and Trophy

Registration Procedure

Click HERE.

For further details, click HERE.

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