Event: System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

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.


Past Events: 2015 Conference Presentations

Annual Conference 2015

THEME : Public Policy for Innovation and Finance
VENUE:  London School of Economics
DATE: 12:20 Thursday 26th  March  – 16:00 Friday 27th March

UK SDS Conference Proceedings 2015

Session 1 – Systems thinking in public policy

Using Systems Thinking in Public Policy: The experience of the Munro Review of child protection child protection: David Lane (Henley Business School)

Abstract

System Dynamics and Group Model Building for Public Policy – some examples of the use of SD and GMB at the Ministry of Security and Justice in The Netherlands : Rian van Gulijk-Boon, Willem Stapel (Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice)

Abstract

Slides

Session 2 – Systems modelling for innovation

Systems mapping for international benchmarking of the UK science and innovation system : Ian Mitchell (UK Gov: BIS)

Abstract

Slides

Systems change in theory and practice : Geoff Mulgan (Nesta)

Abstract

Session 3 – System dynamics in international development and finance

Systems thinking and system dynamics in international development : Ben Ramalingam (Overseas Development Institute)

Abstract

Minsky: Extending System Dynamics to easily handle financial flows : Steve Keen (Kingston University)

Abstract

Slides

Video

Inaugural Geoff Coyle award

Winner: Martin Kunc

Slides

Exploring developments in system dynamics software – Introduction

Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Services)

Slides

Web-based modelling

Sysdea and web based modelling : Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics Ltd)

Abstract

Slides

The Systo toolkit for building modelling-enabled web pages : Robert Muetzelfeldt (University of Edinburgh / Simulistics Ltd)

Abstract

Disaggregated modelling and handling structural complexity

Ventity and entity-based System Dynamics modelling : Lee Jones (Ventana Systems UK)

Abstract

Slides

Using Simile to handle disaggregation and individual-based modelling : Robert Muetzelfeldt – University of Edinburgh / Simulistics Ltd, Jasper Taylor

Abstract

Student Presentations

Update on State Stability; introducing the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, David Carter, Plymouth University

Interdependencies between the long-term supply capacity investment decisions of the power and gas industries: the case of the United Kingdom: Donna Peng (Delft University of Technology and Comillas Pontifical University)

Slides

Understanding the impact of ‘Cycle Superhighway” policy in London using a system dynamics simulation model : Mariana Hernandez (Nijmegen University)

PhD Poster Session

Dynamics of school choice problem: Multiple agency views

Dave Carter (Plymouth University)

Informing renewable energy policy in hydrocarbon-rich countries using system dynamics approach: The case of Oman: Aisha Al-Sarihi (Imperial College London)

Causal loop diagram of freight transport system in Laos : Daosadeth Soysouvanh (University of Leeds)

System Dynamics and the development and utilization of isolated island electricity systems : George Matthew (Open University)

Poster

How can the diffusion of domestic energy-efficient renovations be accelerated? How occupiers make their decisions to proceed with energy efficiency renovations? : Yekatherina Bobrova (University College London)

Poster


2015 Conference booking and early bird discounts

Booking for the 2015 Annual Conference is now open.  The conference is to be held at the London School of Economics on the 26th and 27th March and the theme will be “Public Policy for Innovation and Finance”.  For details of early-bird offers and to book, please visit our online booking form.

We look forward to seeing you in March!


2014 Conference News

UK Chapter of the International System Dynamics Society
Annual Conference  3rd & 4th April 2014

Venue: London School of Economics (New Academic Building, Wolfson Theatre)
THEME : To be announced

Please save the date and note the change in venue and date from February to April for 2014.  We will post further updates, don’t miss out, subscribe to our twitter feed!


Geoff Coyle Event: Videos

Welcome to the Geoff Coyle Commemorative Event
Kim Warren, President International System Dynamics Society

Welcome on behalf of Department of Earth Science and Engineering
Professor John Monhemius, Roy Wright Professor of Mineral and Environmental Engineering

The Pioneering Work of the Bradford Group
Professor Eric Wolstenholme

The Diaspora of People Inspired by Geoff
Jonathan Coyle

The View from One of Geoff’s Students
Dr Bob Cavana,  Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Encounters with Geoff and His Work: Samples from a Timeline
Dr John Morecroft, London Business School

Contributions from the floor
Professor Graham Winch, Professor Brian Dangerfield, Mike Kennedy, Tony Troy

 

 


Networking Meeting, London 13th September 2012

Networking Meeting

Date: 13th September 2012
Venue: Ye Olde Watling
Time: 6:00pm start, presentation at 7pm.

We will be holding a networking meeting in London on September 13th from 6pm onwards. It will be held at Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR, food and cash bar available. Booking is not necessary.

Kim Warren will talk about the Strategy exercise of the International System Dynamics Society from 7pm.


 


14th Annual Gathering of the Chapter

Annual Gathering 2012

THEME : Exploring Alternative Futures.
VENUE: London South Bank University
DATE: Thursday 9th February commencing 12.00 – 10th February

Topics and Speakers:

‘Modeling a Sustainable Economy’
Emanuele Campiglio, New Economics Foundation

‘Modeling Strategy and Business Value’
Richard Stevenson

‘Risk and Resilience of the Critical National Infrastructure’
Bob Thurlby

‘Modeling Business Prospects for Investors’
Maurice Glucksman

Registration

Attendee registration includes all presentations and workshops but not accommodation or the Thursday evening meal. Please select your tickets as appropriate (link includes full price details and early-bird offers).

Accommodation

We have not reserved rooms this year as we believe better deals are available online. E.g. a room at Days Inn Hotel Waterloo is available for around £60 on www.otel.com

Notes: Early bird rates are valid to Friday 6th January 2012. Increased rates after January 31 are due to the need to give notice of numbers for venue. Refund policy: cancellations prior to 31 January, full refund, from 1st February 50% refund.

PayPal payments are processed by Strategy Dynamics Ltd on behalf of the Chapter.

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