More Homework, Less Coughing (and Less Climate Change): The Power of Solar Energy in Remote Villages

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Energy from the sun, distributed via micro-grids, saves money and improves health and education while reducing fossil fuel reliance and greenhouse gas emissions. An innovative project is providing clean electricity to households and small factories in remote communities in Tanzania that lack access to the traditional electricity grid. Solar panels feed batteries that deliver clean […]

Eduardo Pedro Fracassi: Climate Student to Climate Star

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In three years, Professor Eduardo Pedro Fracassi has journeyed from being inactive on climate change progress to making a major impact with Climate Interactive’s World Climate Exercise. He’s gone from Climate Student to Climate Star. After seeing a presentation of Climate Interactive’s work, Eduardo co-facilitated with fellow professor Fabian Szulanski 17 World Climate Exercise workshops, proposed a Climate Engineering course at the Buenos […]

Fight Climate Change, Ill-Health and Inequity with the Same Dollar

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There’s a big systems win to be found at the intersection of public health and urban design. There’s an even bigger win to be had by adding climate change and social justice to the picture. Doctors and public health officials are beginning to talk about urban design as determinant of health, and this way of […]

Climate Interactive presents in Geneva Friday

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If you’re in Geneva, join us this Friday for a presentation on our project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. System dynamics modeling is one of the main innovations of our project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). With our partners, we are working to improve resilience of people affected by repeated displacement. The […]

Starting a Global Climate Movement for Young People with Millennial Leader Juliette Decq

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Few people can go to the UN climate change summit, so Juliette brings the UN summit to the people.   Twenty-two-year-old Juliette Decq is the founder and head of COP in MyCity, a project of CliMates. The organization is a youth-led project that aims to bridge the gap between climate negotiations and the mainstream public by fostering education and action about climate change locally and […]

World Energy at NCSE Energy & Climate Conference

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Climate Interactive’s World Energy Exercise enables participants to take on the role of leaders from key economic and energy sectors and negotiate a climate and energy deal. Later this month, participants at the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will have an opportunity to design their own […]

Launch of The Climate Leader—Online Systems Thinking Training

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Climate Interactive is launching The Climate Leader, a free five-week online training series in systems thinking. The course will share some time-tested insights into navigating the complex world of taking action on climate. Included will be video lessons with helpful techniques to seeing the big picture and identifying strategic places to invest our energies. Sign up below! And, tell […]

Systems Thinking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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System dynamics modeling is one of the main innovations of our project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With our partners, we are working to improve resilience of people affected by repeated displacement. The project also includes original field research and eventually pilot projects. We are building models to understand all the ways multiple […]