In pairs: consider two scenarios, 30 years in the future: one in which the negative effects of climate change have increased and one where mitigation of those effects has started. List the main causes for the improvement of climate change.
In small groups, composed by 3-4 pairs, put together the main elements identified, and delineate a new common positive scenario. Then, reflect together which steps need to be taken in the next 5 years to get to that vision.
Reflect together on the difficulty to have a clear long term vision when so many unpredictable factors are involved.
Use the webbing game to illustrate how natural and human phenomena which cause climate change are interconnected and reliant on each other:
Various pictures showing a variety of consequences of climate change are distributed among the group e.g. sea level increase, desertification, melting glaciers, flooding….
Members discuss together what they know about each and the underlying causes (both human and natural), which are listed and “assigned” within the group.
Group leader then moves randomly amongst the group asking what connections each thing has with other items. A ball of string is then passed between each to show the connections and to gradually build up a web between them.
Group leader then creates a scenario whereby one of them is removed, and then another and the web starts to collapse.
This should lead to input on the interconnectivity, complexity and systemic nature of root causes, deriving from the current development model causing climate change.