Game played at Harvard University and Version 2.2 posted

The Mercury game was played on October 10th, 2012 in Larry Susskind and William Moomaw’s course on International Environmental Negotiation. The students in the course have backgrounds in policy and negotiation and are from countries around the world.¬†One of the students had attended the international mercury negotiations for the past several years. She commented that the game was accurate and gave her new insight.

During the debrief, students commented that playing the game gave helped them consider the role of scientific information in environmental negotiations. They also noted that playing a role changed their perspective on how negotiations unfold in practice.

We recently updated the game (version 2.2) to include summaries of the UNEP INC negotiations up to October 2012. The final negotiation round is currently scheduled for January 2013 in Geneva.

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