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

The documents that present our event in more detail are available at the end of the page.


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?

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 were guided by a pair of students in conjunction with the organising team:

Roles of the Ambassadors :

These students act as a link between the Student COP2 and the working groups. They have two distinct roles:

- 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.

To help them in their approach, we have created a website containing all the documents they might need. It is also on this site that you can find all the working groups and the work carried out during these 3 months.

Link to the Ambassadors' resources siteBecome ambassador

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

Un Livre Blanc

Une synthèse des groupes de travail sera menée par les organisateurs.rices de la COP2 Etudiante afin de proposer une liste de propositions concrètes qu’il serait possible de mener dans les établissements de l’Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche.


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

“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.

Like the international COPs, we want to propose an agreement:
  - the result of dialogue between the various stakeholders in RSE;

  - which proposes a dozen objectives common to all the institutions that commit themselves ;
  - which proposes a list of concrete measures to achieve these objectives, adaptable to each institution ;
  - ambitious and achievable by as many people as possible, and by all types of people

This agreement can be signed by any institution that wishes to make strong commitments to the preservation of our environment and our societies. The Student COP2 has no coercive power, we count on the commitment and benevolence of the institutions signatories.


What has been done ?

Tout est expliqué ici

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.

Which institutions are covered by the Grenoble Agreement? When do we have to sign?

Tous les établissements d’enseignement supérieur sont concernés par l’Accord de Grenoble. Nous considérons comme établissement toute structure regroupant un certain nombre d’enseignement et ayant sa propre direction et un fonctionnement plutôt indépendant d’une entité supérieure, qui peut néanmoins être une composante d’Université. Si le groupe dont vous faites partie (université par exemple) signe l’Accord alors il n’est pas nécessaire pour votre établissement de le signer. Cependant nous voulons laisser le choix à tout établissement de signer, afin d’éviter d’être bloqués par la décision des entités supérieures comme il pourrait se passer dans une COP internationale.

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

In the interests of follow-up and timeliness, we have decided not to accept new working groups since the beginning of March. However, all the tools made available to the ambassadors are still accessible and can be used without any problem, so it is quite possible to form your own working group.
The COP2 Student Association is not limited to the event and its approach will be continued. The form it will take is not yet definite but we may have the opportunity to follow working groups. If you wish to be contacted, you can fill in our form to appear in our database.

But we need you now! Talk about this event around you, encourage your administration to take part in the event, get in touch with your teachers. The more we talk about it, the bigger our impact will be, and that's thanks to you !

Become ambassador

Who participated in the working groups and what did they do ?

List of working groups formedWG reports

Do you have a presentation document?

See the presentation!

Avez-vous d’autres questions ?

If you have any questions despite the FAQ, you can contact us at: engagements@cop2etudiante.org

FAQ ambassadeurs
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