Multisolving is the creation of systemic solutions that protect the climate while also improving health, equity, and well-being.
Climate change is connected to many of the major issues of our times, including racial and economic justice, biodiversity, health, immigration, gender equity, resilience, food security conflict, and clean water. These interconnections open up an opportunity: we can transform policies, habits, and infrastructure in ways that protect the climate while also creating more just and livable communities.
Solving multiple problems with the same investment of time, money, and effort makes good financial sense and makes for more powerful political multi-issue coalitions. We call that approach ‘multisolving’ and our tools, research, and tips help you incorporate it into your own work.
Explore our analysis of what it will take to meet ambitious goals for the climate. We have run thousands of scenarios in our international simulator, C-ROADS, and our solutions simulator, En-ROADS to chart out paths to climate success and also shine a light on the strategies that don’t help as much as we think.
We have employed our system dynamics modeling techniques to resolve two vexing and dueling trends — more people to feed on Earth and yet more difficult climatic conditions to grow food. Explore the insights from our Food Systems decision-support tool. Our goal is to help policymakers and practitioners see how their decision can not only lead to larger agricultural production but also how agriculture can be part of the climate change mitigation solution.
Powerful impact on climate change is going to require people to find leverage points, places where small efforts produce big results. Leaders will need to design strategies that are flexible and resilient even under uncertain conditions, and we’ll need to be sure that our favorite ‘solutions’ don’t also create unanticipated new problems.
In other words, effective action on climate requires sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the climate system and the social, political, and economic forces that influence it. Systems thinking is a set of tools and approaches that help climate leaders be as strategic and effective as possible in a complex and interconnected world.