International negotiation simulations are an innovative, collective educational project run by Landestini. The aim? Put yourself in the shoes of a state, a company, an international organization, etc., to negotiate an international strategy in favor of our planet!


The importance of issues related to biodiversity, climate, food and agriculture.


Compromise with a host of other players to develop joint measures.


Participants: pupils, students or employees, thanks to a fun activity!

Negotiating for the planet What's the point?

Negotiating for the planet is an exercise in simulation of negotiations and debates - in other words, a role-playing exercise that is often unforgettable!
The aim? The aim is to create an educational and entertaining experience to explore the complex subject of environmental protection. In concrete terms, participants take on the role of representatives of governments, NGOs, international firms and organizations, or journalists.
Their challenge?
Negotiate the future of our planet!

Negotiating for the planet adapts to the age and background of the participants, whether they are pupils, students or employees. Negotiations can take place face-to-face... but also dematerializedat home! In French or English, the negotiation scenario can be adapted to encompass both international and local perspectives, as you wish.

For schools, Negotiating for the planet is consistent with the environmental and sustainable development education program of the French Ministry of Education. Schools are encouraged to make a commitment to sustainable development through the E3D approach (École ou établissement en démarche de développement durable). Find out more here.

Negotiating for the planetare...

Four negotiation scenarios: COP15 biodiversity, reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the world food system and climate negotiations;

A two-hour presentation on the form and content of the exercise;

Playful preparatory exercises;

A few hours or several days of negotiations, as you wish;

A negotiating text, with various proposals for discussion;

Role cards to help you understand each player, his position and his interests;

A general bibliography and bibliographies specific to each player;

And a team ready to answer all your questions!

We are currently carrying out several major projects as part of Negotiating for the Planet.

An ambitious partnership with the Ministry of Education, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Office Français de la Biodiversité (OFB) to negotiate for biodiversity throughout France!

In partnership with the French Ministry of Education, AFD and OFB, we have co-produced an educational kit for secondary schools.
Theaim is to roll out simulations of biodiversity negotiations throughout France!

Teachers can use the teaching kit as a basis for organizing simulated negotiations on biodiversity with their students, if necessary by taking part in a training course organized by one of the participating academies. Teachers can also contact us for guidance in organizing their negotiations! 

The teaching kit contains : 

  • Role cards to embody more than twenty state and non-state actors,
  • A teacher's booklet with suggested activities for each level,
  • Resource sheets to introduce the concepts of biodiversity and international negotiations,
  • And last but not least, project sheets to discover biodiversity initiatives around the world and in France.
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Consult the kit

A look back at the launch of the international biodiversity negotiation simulation kit. To conclude, a session of simulations and negotiations for 2nd year students at the Lycée Harteloire (Brest), led by Henri Landes, with the help of teachers and the presence of AFD.

La COP des jeunes - Accords de Provence, in partnership with the Conseil départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône and the Petits Débrouillards association

In partnership with the Bouches-du-Rhône departmental council and the Petits Débrouillards association, Landestini is co-organizing a "COP des Jeunes: Accords de Provence" on biodiversity! This exceptional summit will be held in spring 2021, and will also be promoted at the time of the IUCN World Conservation Congress (September 2021).

This COP15 biodiversity conference will be unique: young people will negotiate on the preservation of life on an international scale... but also on a local scale! In this way, they will be able to make the link between global and departmental biodiversity policies. The proposals formulated by the young people for the biodiversity of Provence will then form the "Accords de Provence", and will be submitted to the local decision-makers of Bouches-du-Rhône! 

From students to negotiators: participating schools since 2019!

In Brittany : 

  • Lycée de l'Harteloire (Brest)
  • ISEN - Institut Supérieur de l'Electronique et du Numérique (Brest)
  • ENSTA Bretagne - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées Bretagne (Brest)

In Bouches-du-Rhône : 

  • Three hundred middle and high school students from Bouches-du-Rhône take part in the "COP des Jeunes: Accords de Provence" in partnership with the Conseil départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône.
  • And also, Sixty young people from the Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Youth Council 
  • As well as some fifty teachers as part of a climate negotiation simulation in partnership with the Aix-Marseille education authority.

In Occitania : 

  • Fifteen Masters students from Sciences Po Toulouse at a negotiation on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
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Our partners

Agence française du développement logo
Aix-Marseille Academy logo
Bouches-du-Rhône department logo
Logo les petits débrouillards
Mini Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports logo
French Biodiversity Office logo


Would you like to organize a negotiation simulation at your school or company? 

Would you like to become a facilitator of simulated negotiations and debates? 

Do you like role-playing games and are you sensitive to environmental protection? 

Director and co-founder Landestini
Contact us!
Below you will find resource videos for students and teachers:
Instructions and general presentation
Presentation of roles. Who are the players in the negotiation simulation?


Intergovernmental organizations

Local authorities and public organizations


Link between Covid-19 and biodiversity

  1. Sébastien Mabile, Chairman of the IUCN French Committee's Environmental Law and Policy Commission.
  2. "Stimulus packages linked to COVID-19 must save lives, protect livelihoods and safeguard nature to reduce the risk of future pandemics": Article by guest experts from IPBES - the IPCC of biodiversity - also available at
  3. The UN message published in the British newspaper The Guardian
  4. Primatologist Jane Goodall's article in Le Monde.
  5. Webdoc "Nature de Provence
  6. Tribune published by Ramsar France in the Journal du Dimanche, signed by players working to preserve wetlands, including the French IUCN Committee.
  7. An article by Sébastien Moncorps, Director of the IUCN French Committee, published in the Journal du Dimanche.

Should we preserve biodiversity to avoid future pandemics?

Négociations pour la planète - Online debate - June 16, 2020

COP15 biodiversity: a bit of history

The Convention on Biological Diversity was promulgated in 1992. It was the first major international text dealing with the preservation of biodiversity. Since 1992, the "parties" to this convention have met regularly to negotiate the protection of biodiversity. Their meetings are calledConferences of the Parties"(the famous COPs).

COP15 biodiversity, initially scheduled for this autumn in China, is crucial: it is on this occasion that a global strategy for biodiversity will be defined, for the entire decade 2021-2030. 

The participants will be the negotiators of COP15 biodiversity!