Eduardo Fracassi leads the Climate Change Awareness initiative at ITBA, Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires. He has led the Kiri Team – comprising 9 engineering students, 12 engineering professionals, and one lawyer – that won the 2016 Climate Colab MIT competition in the industry category. The winning 25C(77F) proposal was implemented by the Argentine government because energy is highly subsidized (about 70%). The 25C(77F) proposal significantly helped to reduce blackouts in Buenos Aires in Summer due to high air conditioner use. Together with Fabian Szulanski and Claudia Castro Kuriss he has suggested improvements to the World Climate exercise workshop, some of which have been implemented. He is also helping with data and suggestions for an upcoming article to be published by Climate Interactive’s research team.
Eduardo’s 15 people strong Latam System Dynamics Society team translated the WCE to Spanish in 2013, and contacted a Brazilian researcher who translated WCE into Portuguese. Since 2013 he has organized more than 25 World Climate Exercise and World Energy workshops in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and Costa Rica working with the Latin American System Dynamics Society chapter. Currently, Fabian Szulanski and Eduardo Fracassi are developing at ITBA a World Climate Innovation workshop in order to generate proposals for the MIT Climate Colab competition. He was appointed a World Climate Ambassador in February 2016.