Elizabeth Sawin, PhD
Papers, Journal, and News Articles
Elizabeth Sawin. (2019). Softening as a climate adaptation strategy. Resilience.org
Elizabeth Sawin. (2019). Individual carbon footprints or collective systemic change? Both! Resilience.org
Elizabeth Sawin and Nathaniel Smith. (2019). New Thinking for a New Year in Resilience Matters: Strengthening Communities in an Era of Upheaval. Island Press.
Brett Kencairn, Nicole Lurie, Sabrina McCormick, Beth Sawin. (2018). Resilience and Climate Change in Advancing Health and Well-Being: Using Evidence and Collaboration to Achieve Health Equity. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Elizabeth Sawin and Nathaniel Smith. (2018 December). New Thinking for a New Year. US News & World Report.
Elizabeth Sawin. (2018 July). The Magic of “Multisolving”. Standard Social Innovation Review.
Elizabeth Sawin, Stephanie McCauley, Shanna Edberg, Grace Mwaura, María José Gutiéerrez. (2018 Feb). Multisolving at the Intersection of Health and Climate: Lessons From Success Stories.
John Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Juliette Rooney-Varga, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel. (Under Review). World Climate: A Role-Play Simulation of Global Climate Negotiations.
John Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel. (2012). Climate Interactive: The C-ROADS Climate Policy Model. System Dynamics Review, DOI: 10.1002/sdr.1474. (translated into Chinese)
UN Environment Program. (2011 November). Bridging the Emissions Gap. Contributing Author
John Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel. (2011). Management Flight Simulators to Support Climate Negotiations: The C-ROADS Climate Policy Model.
UN Environment Program. (2010 November). The Emissions Gap Report. Co-Lead Author Chapters 2 and 5
Elizabeth Sawin and Andrew Jones. Climate Interactive: “Sims” for Improving our thinking About Addressing climate change. Reflections: The SoL Journal.
Elizabeth R. Sawin, et al. (2009 March). Current Emissions Reductions Proposals In The Lead-Up To Cop-15 Are Likely To Be Insufficient To Stabilize Atmospheric CO2 Levels: Using C-ROADS – A Simple Computer Simulation Of Climate Change – To Support Long-Term Climate Policy Development.
Climate Interactive – The Blog, posts by Beth Sawin.
Presentations and Podcasts
“Ideas Unbound: Helping Humanity Address Climate Change Through Systems Thinking.” Innovate Podcast. 04 August 2013
Beth Sawin, John Sterman and Drew Jones. “MIT’s ‘Climate Interactive’ Team.” We are All in This Together. 18 Dec. 2011. Sustainability News & Entertainment
“Lessons from Irene: Facing the Impacts of a Changing Climate.” Vermont Bioneers Conference, Montpelier, VT. 13 October 2011
Beth Sawin presents “The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate” at TEDx Sun Valley, in Sun Valley, Idaho. After introducing multisolving, Beth takes the audience on a journey from 4.2°C to 2.0°C, the benefits of which balance out the costs. But how does one multisolve, exactly? Beth gives examples of people multisolving all around the world, and explains how we each can do the same.
Beth Sawin speaks about doing what needs to be done to address climate and the many benefits that will come from it. Her presentation was given to students and members of the University of Massachusetts Lowell community at a workshop on climate change.
Beth Sawin presents a 30-minute webinar briefing on the highlights of the UNEP’s “Emissions Gap Report”
Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Sawin on the Climate Scoreboard at the Copenhagen climate negotiations.
Dr. Elizabeth Sawin of Climate Interactive describing the Climate Scoreboard on the first day of the Copenhagen COP15 climate change summit hosted by the United Nations.
This video explains The Climate Scoreboard, Climate Interactive’s embeddable widget that reports global temperature change in 2100 based on the proposals to the United Nations to address climate change. Click here for more information.
The Turning, a shadow puppet show written by Beth Sawin and Jay Mead, is set in a future in which the climate crisis has been solved.
24 October 2009 – “Welcome to the Celebration“. International Day of Climate Action, Burlington, VT.
2008 – “Can Love Change the Wording of Laws? Can Concern For the Future Change the Outcome of Votes?“. Keynote address to the 2008 Sustainable Energy Summit, Amherst, MA.
2006 – Future Talk Radio interview.