September 2, 2016 by Juliette Bohland
We are delighted to announce that our efforts to build African capacity on climate change modeling and decision tools have been endorsed by the COP 22 Secretariat.
Back in May, Climate Interactive launched a new partnership with the University of Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) to expand climate change awareness across Africa. This effort has already resulted in 9 World Climate Simulation and Training events across Africa organized by Climate Interactive, the UM6P, and several other partners and facilitators. Subsequently, a dozen people have run World Climate in their communities to share what they learnt during these trainings and foster dialogue around climate change in their region, and there are many more events to come.
In addition to focusing the World Climate Project on Africa, Climate Interactive and UM6P have also been collaborating on the development of a Climate-Smart Agriculture computer model that will help decision-makers better understand the interconnectedness of climate change and agriculture in Africa.
The Climate Interactive team is extremely grateful to all its partners, volunteers, and the Moroccan COP22 Steering Committee for their continued support in ensuring that systems dynamics tools are made available to wider audiences in Africa, and that we expand their scope and use beyond climate negotiations.
If you are running a World Climate Simulation in Africa, you can now use the updated version of the World Climate poster, which now includes the COP22 endorsement logo. The use of the logo is restricted to Climate Interactive activities; any other uses of the logo without the authorization of the COP22 Steering Committee is prohibited.