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OUr Mission

The Climate Crisis affects us all: WCNF was founded to uncover the challenge of beating it.
Born in 2018, the Forum returns to Warwick in 2021 for its second iteration, coinciding with the 26th Conference of Parties negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland. WCNF is an opportunity for students at the University of Warwick to get to grips with global climate policy, and to engage more broadly with the climate agenda and its implications through speaker events and workshops.


What is WCNF?

WCNF, run by students for students, is a simulation of the UN’s global climate negotiations. It’s not a debating competition, or a Model UN conference: delegates are put in the shoes of a representative of one of twenty nations from around the world, and tasked with representing that nation’s interests in informal, supported discussions. Delegates agree policy commitments that we, the WCNF team, use to predict the potential impact of delegates’ decisions on the climate crisis in the real-world – seeing the consequences of trade-offs that would play out over decades to come in real-time. You’ll also be participating in a dynamic programme of speakers and workshops, designed to broaden your awareness of the challenges inherent in addressing the climate emergency and help you develop the skills to be part of the solution.

Who are the delegates?

YOU! The people who participate in the simulation as the delegates (and make WCNF the amazing event it is) are Warwick students like yourself!

When and where will WCNF 2021 be?

WCNF 2021 will take place across three days from the 29th to the 31st of October. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the evening of Friday 29th October which will then be followed by two days of the exciting negotiations, guest speakers, and workshops! The main Forum will then be held across the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October in the Oculus building.

What will happen in 2021

WCNF is back for 2021, and it bigger and better than ever, with more speakers, more workshops, more pre- and post-conference events, more delegates, and more delegations! We’re also delving deeper into the simulation by considering not only the “what?” but also the “how?” of climate targets.

And what’s more, this year’s WCNF is especially exciting as it takes place mere hours before COP26 starts in Glasgow!

For the full details of the WCNF 2021 itinerary see here



Our speaker agenda is yet to be announced, but there's one speaker that we can already confirm:

It's you.


You're a student at the University of Warwick.
You want to understand more of the nuance to global climate policy...
And you want to do something to stand up for tomorrow.
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