In this workshop you’ll learn forecasting concepts and tools at the intersection of climate change mitigation and resilience building. Our goal is for you to gain a glimpse into the growing field of scenario development and learn innovative tools that you can apply afterwards.
Let’s Tackle the Knowledge-Action Gap
Time is running out. The international community has only eight years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the field of climate action (SDG 13), recent emission scenarios show that we have seven years left to decarbonize our economies. Extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, and forest fires are rapidly increasing.
At the same time, when we consider the sheer amount of collective knowledge, advances in technology, and adaptive skills humanity has developed, it becomes obvious that we have both the skills and the resources to turn climate goals into concrete actions. So why are we finding ourselves in a knowledge-action gap?
To bridge the gap between knowledge and action we need improved strategies, plans and operating procedures.
Why Scenario Development?
Scenario techniques can help identify key uncertainties and relevant trends towards more effective and accelerated change. These techniques hold the promise of further accelerating climate change mitigation by laying the foundation for more robust, coherent, and innovative climate action strategies. By training various stakeholders in “thinking the unthinkable,” we are better prepared for a myriad of potential futures.
We trust that workshop participants will take away strategic foresight tools that can help them build capacities and develop improved strategies and actionable plans.
Location & Time
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Please register here.