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10th Nov: Systems Thinking and the Climate Crisis
November 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A 2-hour interactive workshop exploring Systems Thinking, how this relates to climate change and how insights from engaging with complex issues systemically can be applied to any field.
Intended for: DMU Staff
Registration: via DMUHub Staff Development bookings
Full Description: Climate change can no longer be ignored – it will soon impact every corner of our lives, and there won’t be simple answers to deal with it. The present state of the climate has been shaped by population, history, culture, policy, power, biology, geochemistry, and economics, which have all influenced each other. Exponential growth, tipping points, leverage points, side effects, and synergies all influence the effectiveness of any response to climate we might consider implementing. Climate change occurs in our interconnected world.
We can’t change this complexity – it’s part of what makes our lives and our planet beautiful and interesting – yet we can work with it. And that’s what systems thinking is all about.
This 2-hour staff workshop will introduce key systems thinking tools that will help make sense of complex issues in a way that you will be able to apply in your own field. You will also be given time for a reflective dialogue in which you can explore the interconnections within the systems of which you are a part.