Cascading Climate Impacts simulation for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland



Contact person:

Łukasz Jarząbek



Description – essential information

The Centre for Systems Solutions was invited to run a Cascading Climate Impacts simulation session during the training organized by adelphi for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland. We originally developed the Cascading Climate Impacts policy simulation for the CASCADES project.

In the simulation, participants travel to the future of the year 2027. They assume the roles of the representatives of various countries and organizations responsible for global safety and well-being. In these roles, they discuss and react to the current affairs on an online platform for policy professionals, designed for Cascading Climate Impacts.

Participants are confronted with the scenario of dramatic events caused by the climate crisis: global agriculture crisis leading to trade and supply chain disruptions, security issues, financial crash. The participants also take part in a series of summits where they are asked to give their advice regarding the propositions for counteracting the emerging crises.

To adjust the simulation for the adelphi-led workshop, we modified the contents of the Cascading Climate Impacts to bring forward the topics that were critical to our partners. We also highlighted the Swiss perspective on the included issues. Our partners from adelphi supported us throughout the whole process of preparations and the workshop.


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