Climate Interactive, an oragnization that works with a diverse range of partners and clients to figure out what choices will address the pressing challenges of today and enable a thriving future for our children and future generations tomorrow has announced that it’s efforts to build African capacity on climate change modeling and decision tools have been endorsed by the COP 22 Secretariat.
Early on in May, Climate Interactive launched a new partnership with the University of Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) to expand climate change awareness across Africa. This effort has already resulted in 9 World Climate Simulation and Training events across Africa organized by Climate Interactive, the UM6P, and several other partners and facilitators. Subsequently, a dozen people have run World Climate in their communities to share what they learnt during these trainings and foster dialogue around climate change in their region, and there are many more events to come.
In addition to focusing the World Climate Project on Africa, Climate Interactive and UM6P have also been collaborating on the development of a Climate-Smart Agriculture computer model that will help decision-makers better understand the interconnectedness of climate change and agriculture in Africa.
The Climate Interactive team is extremely grateful to all its partners, volunteers, and the Moroccan COP22 Steering Committee for their continued support in ensuring that systems dynamics tools are made available to wider audiences in Africa, and that we expand their scope and use beyond climate negotiations.
Source: Juliette Bohland/Climate Interactive dot org