Hewlett Foundation Awards Climate Interactive Major Grant To Launch User-Friendly Climate and Energy Model

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The Hewlett Foundation has awarded Climate Interactive a $200,000 grant to support the research, development, and public release of the simulation En-ROADS. The tool, which builds on the award-winning C-ROADS model, enables people to create and test long-term scenarios for success on climate through a variety of policy and investment levers. With En-ROADS, anyone can explore the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Solve More Problems Than Climate and Include More People Than Environmentalists

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The core drivers of climate change cause other problems too. The good news is, for every problem there’s a group of people who would benefit from solving it. From the first exploratory survey for fossil fuels until the end of the century when today’s greenhouse gas emissions will still be influencing our planet, the fossil-fuel […]

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

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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 […]