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Climate Simulation Workshop

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free
You are invited to an online workshop offered by IonE for a combination of IonE-affiliated faculty, staff and grad students, as well as Hennepin County (Environment & Energy Dept and Climate Resiliency Dept staff) and members of the Natural Resource Partnership Forum.

The workshop will include 1) systems thinking concepts, 2) an En-ROADS climate/energy simulation demo as an example of learning systems thinking, and 3) 30 min reflection, in small groups on, how systems thinking applies to your work, teaching or research and how you might utilize En-ROADS or similar simulation-based learning.

Register via Eventbrite here.
Join via computer, not a phone. Important for the simulation portion of the workshop.

 

More about the Workshop:

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop is an interactive group exercise guided by a facilitator where people work together to test solutions for addressing climate change. Participants use the En-ROADS simulation model, which is built with the best available science, to test their ideas for which policies and solutions should be enacted.

The goal of the workshop is to create a scenario that limits global warming to well below 2°C and aims for 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the international goals formally recognized in the Paris climate agreement.

The resulting experience of this workshop is solutions-oriented, science-based, hopeful, and eye-opening. In the first part of the workshop, participants discuss their own climate actions at any level—individual, business, community, country, or region—and use the En-ROADS simulation model to learn about the global impact if their actions were to spread worldwide. Then, the group determines what else is needed to meet the climate goals.

Workshop participants will also engage in a rich debriefing discussion to explore their feelings, insights and individual actions.The workshop is designed to ground participants in the best available science on climate change and delve into difficult questions with the help of a facilitator and group. Participants can emerge empowered and activated for climate leadership.