Parallel Session 1.9: To Gabon or not to Gabon: A game on geoengineering research and policy

Tuesday, 16:00 - 17:30
03 I Plenarsaal

Join us for an intensely interactive session. We will use a playable system dynamics model of the changing relationships between information, decisions and consequences to explore the individual and collective options or managing climate risks. There will be winners and losers, and prizes. Most importantly, there will be serious fun in the context of rich, realistic discussions about our current and future choices.

Convened by: 

Pablo Suarez

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
United States of America

Pablo Suarez is Associate Director for Research and Innovation at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, where he oversees work in Africa and the Americas, leads initiatives linking applied knowledge with humanitarian work, and explores new threats and opportunities on climate risk management (such as geoengineering, financial instruments, or participatory games for learning and dialogue). Pablo is also visiting fellow at Boston University and research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. His work as researcher and practitioner focuses on the integration of climate information into decision-making, and on institutional integration across disciplines and geographic scales. He has consulted for the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme, Oxfam America, and about twenty other international humanitarian and development organizations, working in more than 50 countries.