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 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 Artist in Residence at the National University of Singapore (NUS-IPUR), visiting fellow at Boston University, honorary senior lecturer at University College London, and faculty member at University of Lugano (Switzerland). He has consulted for the UN Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the World Bank, Oxfam America, and about twenty other international humanitarian and development organizations, working in more than 60 countries. His current work addresses institutional integration across disciplines and geographic scales, and the use of innovative tools for climate risk management – ranging from self-learning algorithms for flood prediction, to collaboration with artists and humorists to inspire thinking and action. Pablo holds a water engineering degree, a master’s in planning, and a Ph.D. in geography.