The first part of the Student COP2 is the organization of a "Conference of the Parties", based on the international model of climate conferences.


To bring together higher education stakeholders in a collaborative setting to develop common recommendations and proposals around major environmental issues affecting :

Tomorrow's generation: how to train it on climate and ecological issues?

Building the campus of tomorrow: how can the university lead the way in terms of ecological transition?

Sustainability of the COP2 Étudiante: what monitoring and means for the implementation of commitments?

Why is it a COP ?

   In the wake of the COP 1 organised in Paris in October 2019, the COP 2 Étudiante aims to go further than raising awareness in post-secondary education and aspires to generate commitment. Consequently, it is very relevant for the COP 2 Étudiante to emphasise the Conference Of the Parties aspect for this second edition.
   It is called "COP" because it is in the same spirit as international climate conferences such as the one that led to the Paris Agreement: a meeting where all the stakeholders concerned agree on a problem and the objectives to solve it.

Working groups

COP participants will be divided into working groups, each dealing with a concrete and topical subject. These topics have been identified and proposed by national associations and partner networks.

Each institution will be able to participate in the Student COP from January to March 2021 through the organization of a working group of 12 people, composed in this way :

- One-third of students from the institution in question
-One third of institutional staff, administrative staff, DD&RS officer, campus manager, member of management / presidency proposed by the institution involved in the process.
- One third teacher-researchers

I wish to pledge my educational institution in the COP process and attend the work groups

Axes of work

Each Working Group will deal with a choice of at least three of the eight proposed areas of work:
two in part 1: "Training tomorrow's generation” ,
and one in part 2: "Building the campus of tomorrow“.

These eight very broad and transversal axes were chosen on the basis of the DD&RS 2020 standard and the "Grand Baromètre" of Pour Un Réveil Écologique.

List of the subjects

From January to March 2021, the working groups will be guided by a pair of student facilitators:

Roles of the Ambassadors :

- A mediator : Facilitates the negotiations by giving the floor, synthesizing positions during the debate to facilitate the emergence of common proposals.

- An editor: Records the debates by writing a synthesis of the results of the debate and supports the participants in writing recommendations.

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A summary

A synthesis of the working groups will be carried out by the organizers of the Student COP2 at the different institutions.


Reports on each topic, written by the editors following the working groups.

The Student COP2 process, a "bottom-up" logic

“Grenoble’s agreement”

   Each work group shall come up with recommandations linked with concrete examples of achievable and concrete actions. These will be compiled into an agreement available not only to the participants but all stakeholders willing to commit to the project. The signers will be free to commit to one or more parts of the negotiated agreement.


Is there a press area?

The national and regional press will be present at the event, it will have a dedicated VIP area for interviews.

Do you have a presentation document?

See the leaflet

Who participates in the working groups?

We are in the process of re-launching the establishments and ambassors engaged in the process in 2019-2020.

Students & Teachers-Researchers

If you are interested, thank you for :

1/ contact the administration of your institution in order to check if they are not already involved in the COP2 Student process.

2/ send us an email directly to engagements@cop2etudiante.org.

(members of the administration, DD&RS officers and campus staff)

If you are interested, please contact us using the form below.

I wish to pledge my educational institution in the COP process and attend the work groups

I am a student and I would like to engage my institution in the COP2 Student process, how can I do it?

Become ambassador
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