Guest post by Cecelia Hunt: Simulation games, like Climate Interactive’s World Climate Exercise, have the capacity to shift mental models. Mental models are frameworks that we construct subconsciously, which help us to understand and predict the world around us. They are dynamic and change based on our understanding of reality. Our mental models serve as […]
Archives for June 2012
In Rio. That’s CI’s Travis Franck and me with former UNFCCC chair Yvo de Boer. Asked him about the importance of adding up mitigation actions. He said: “The goal of the UN climate convention is to prevent catastrophic climate change. Therefore, efforts must be measured against that ultimate goal to determine their adequacy. If we […]
While the negotiations for Rio+20 progressed, Drew and Travis of Climate Interactive were sharing analysis and facilitating a group that is exploring pathways to break through the climate impasse at the Rio Climate Challenge. This event, part conference, part workshop, went beyond a typical conference speaker series with hundreds of audience members listening to experts […]
Happy to see evidence of our tools getting around in places we never knew… Elevator of Drew Jones’s hotel. Rio. Drew: “Hi, how are you doing?” Other guy: “Fine, heading to the Summit…. What organization are you with?” Drew: “Climate Interactive.” Other guy: “Oh, I know your work. I use your Scoreboard in my presentations. […]
DSC_9522, a photo by Climate Interactive on Flickr. Tasso Azevedo uses the C-Learn simulation in Rio. Note Yvo de Boer, Alfredo Sirkis, and David Jhirad in the background.
Our Climate Scoreboard has been broadcasting the state of global climate commitments since 2009. At the Copenhagen climate negotiations “Climate Scoreboard” and its readings were found on a confidential draft of the Copenhagen Accord that was leaked to the Guardian. In the years since, even with negotiations in Cancun and Durban, the results of the […]