DRC Trip to See Multiple Displacement Firsthand

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is amazingly beautiful. Though torn by decades of war and violence, I understand why others have referred to the region as a ‘land of plenty’ — good soil and regular rainfall create lush green hillsides in every direction. Skuk Jones and I traveled last month to North Kivu […]

Thinking About Green Infrastructure? Join Us Online On July 22

EPA Green Infrastructure webcast series

The Green Infrastructure Decision Support Tool: A Pilot Project in the Kinnickinnic River Watershed of Milwaukee July 22, 2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET On July 22, join the EPA and Climate Interactive’s Beth Sawin to learn more about how your community can incorporate green infrastructure to create healthier, more sustainable places to live and work. […]

Pastoralist Simulator Helps Global Conversation on Drought-Induced Displacement

Graphs of historical and simulated displacement in HOA. The Pastoralist Simulator reproduces real-world behavior in several important ways.

Climate Interactive was proud to participate in an important global meeting in Nairobi recently. The Nansen Initiative is an on-going international conversation on the situation of ‘cross-border displaced persons.’ The meeting in Nairobi was one of six government consultations in different regions of the world, culminating in recommendations for governments to better coordinate around the […]

Small But Mighty: Climate Interactive Ranked 12th Best Climate Think Tank in the World

Climate Interactive placed 12th among 210 climate change economics and policy think tanks around the world, and 4th best in the United States, according to the International Center for Climate Governance. As a staff of only nine, we share this accolade with our partners, from funders to project collaborators. So many good, dedicated people have contributed to our successes. […]

Building Theories on Community Resilience in Africa  

Building Theories on Community Resilience in Africa

If a small village is subject to an external shock like a drought, a war, or a flood, its residents will likely suffer material and/or human losses, but hopefully rebuild and thrive.  If that same village suffers from those shocks repeatedly, it begins to define who they are as a community. Community resilience—the ability of […]

Using Simulations to Transform Climate Education

Using Simulations to Transform Climate Education

With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative and Climate Interactive are partnering to bring transformative climate change education tools to educators and students.  Our newly launched project uses simulation role-playing games to put students in the shoes of decision makers, navigating complex social systems while making climate and […]

Climate Interactive Showcases Drought and Displacement Simulation before UN

As global warming advances, much of the planet’s most vulnerable population is already seeing its livelihood affected. In some cases, the effect is so strong that people must uproot their lives entirely and join the growing ranks of the world’s environmental refugees. It was in this context that Climate Interactive showcased some of our latest […]

C-ROADS receives System Dynamics Society Award

On Tuesday in Cambridge, MA the Climate Interactive team won an award for the Best “Real World” Application of System Dynamics at the annual conference of the System Dynamics Society. The award goes to our work on the C-ROADS climate policy model, which thousands have used worldwide to better understand the level of emission reductions […]

Sign Up Now For The Climate Leader Workshop: Pathways to Better Results on Climate

Climate Interactive is excited to launch a new project, called The Climate Leader, to share some time-tested insights into navigating the complex world of taking action on climate. Included will be online lessons with helpful techniques to seeing the big picture and identifying strategic places to invest our energies. “What we need in this fight […]