Author: Corey Allan
Motu has developed a game where participants take part in a simplified emissions trading system or simplified nutrient trading system. This was designed to give participants ‘hands on’ experience of trading.
Participants manage either a dairy farm or a sheep/beef farm. Each farmer decides how much to produce each year. When they increase production they increase their emissions. During the game, regulations to control emissions will be introduced. Students will have to respond by altering their production.
We welcome questions, and would also be happy to hear about your experiences playing the game via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The game consists of two files. The emissions game handouts for players includes one sheet for dairy farmers and one sheet for sheep/beef farmers. Each should keep their sheet confidential. Instructors will need one copy of the emissions game teachers notes.
We suggest using these materials across two sessions:
A trading game for water quality (nutrient) trading is also available. It is identical to the version described here, except that it refers to nutrients in place of greenhouse gases.