Past Event: System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

Past Event: System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society held a network meeting on the theme of system dynamics in climate change mitigation. The meeting was held on December 5th, from 1pm to 5pm, at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change.

The meeting began with four speakers: Prof Frank Boons talked on the relationship of circular economy and climate change, Dr John Broderick about his experiences in running the C-ROADS climate model, Dr Martin Reynolds from the OU about critical systems thinking and sustainability, and Dr Danial Schien presented work on modelling of the carbon footprint of digital media.

There was a short plenary in which examples of mitigation (both successful and otherwise) that are of interest to participants were identified. Groups then explored their chosen example through causal loop diagramming and other SD related methods.


Event: System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society invites you to a network meeting on the theme of system dynamics in climate change mitigation Climate change mitigation and sustainability in general are systemic, multi-layered and wicked problems. Progress towards reducing global environmental impacts is far too slow and world greenhouse gas emissions rose unexpectedly last year. System dynamics has played a role in sustainability for decades, starting with the Limits to Growth study in the 1970s and more recently with the Climate Interactive project. While the characteristics of the mitigation problem in terms of physical stocks and flows are critical, this meeting will approach the subject from a more theoretical and higher level, exploring examples of real and perceived tensions that exist between human well-being and the health of natural systems. We will bring in concepts from critical systems thinking and social science to ask wider questions about causation.

The meeting will begin with four speakers: Prof Frank Boons will be talking on the relationship of circular economy and climate change, Dr John Broderick will be talking about his experiences in running the C-ROADS climate model, Dr Martin Reynolds from the OU will be talking about critical systems thinking and sustainability, and Dr Danial Schien will be presenting work on modelling of the carbon footprint of digital media.

There will be a plenary session in which examples of mitigation (both successful and otherwise) that are of interest to participants are identified. Groups will then explore their chosen example through causal loop diagramming and other SD related methods.

The meeting will be held on December 5th, from 1pm to 5pm, at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, Pariser Building, Room H18.

Attendance is free but advance booking is requested: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/system-dynamics-in-climate-change-mitigation-tickets-39880114496.

We hope to see you there.


European Commission Technical Report Published

European Commission Technical Report

You may like to take a look at a new technical report that has just been published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission entitled “Powertrain Technology Transition Market Agent Model (PTTMAM): An Introduction“.

“This JRC Technical Report provides an introduction to the JRC system dynamics based Powertrain Technology Transition Market Agent Model (PTTMAM). This comprehensive system dynamics model, covering the period 1995 to 2050, was designed to capture the key feedbacks and interactions between manufacturers, authorities, infrastructure providers and users across the 28 EU member states and 16 powertrain options available in the light duty vehicle market.”


12th Annual Gathering of the Chapter

Annual Gathering 2010

11th & 12th February 2010: London South Bank University

“Environmental Challenges”

Speakers:

Nick Mabey: Founder and the Chief Executive of E3G.

Until December 2005 he was a senior advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit leading work on a variety of policy areas, including energy, fisheries, unstable states and organised crime.

Nick Mabey’s Biography is available here.

Dennis Sherwood: a leading expert in creativity, innovation and business modelling at Silver Bullet, and former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Europe, responsible for internal audit and internal consultancy.

David Fisk: the BP/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair at Imperial College in Engineering for Sustainable Development and Co-director of the BP Urban Energy Systems project.

John Morecroft: Senior Fellow, Management Science and Operations at London Business School. His works focuses on the use of business modelling and simulation for strategy and scenario development. He has advised international organisations including Royal Dutch / Shell, BBC World Service and Mars Inc.

In addition we have a special event on the morning of Friday the 12th (9:15-11:15) when Kim Warren will lead a session of the Copenhagen Climate Change Exercise. “This event will give you a chance to explore and understand the biggest ‘strategic challenge’ of all – climate change”.

Outline programme:

Thursday : Speakers and presentation of Steer Davis Gleave Prize

Friday “The Copenhagen Climate Exercise”, Student Prize, Poster session and PhD Colloquium

Applications are invitated for the Steer Davies Gleave Prize and also for the Student Prize

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