Climate Fresk at UM: join the conversation about climate change

Have you heard about the Climate Fresk Workshop at UM? Three workshops have already taken place, with a total of 200 students and staff participating. The experiences and reactions have been very positive and the taste is for more. 

Climate Fresk

Climate Fresk is a powerful tool in the form of a serious game, which helps to raise awareness of climate change issues. The goal is to better understand the causes and consequences and the underlying facts of climate change. The game is interactive in nature, played in a team of 4 to 8 people and guided by a facilitator. 

The underlying facts in the Climate Fresk are based on the respected scientific publications of IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). These publications are also the main scientific input for international climate negotiations.

Engaging in dialogue

In the Climate Fresk Workshop, the scientific facts are presented neutrally and objectively on different cards. Together, participants will relate the cards by engaging in dialogue. Talking about it will give you more insight and understanding of the issues. In addition, the aim is to bring people with different backgrounds together, thus tapping into group intelligence, as it were. Thinking about it together and learning from each other is central to this approach. The great thing is that everyone can participate. You don't have to be a scientist or have a background in sustainability to play the game. 

Growth within UM

After the Climate Fresk Workshop, you can apply to become a facilitator. This will allow us to further spread this game and knowledge about climate change throughout UM. "It's important that people continue to talk about climate change. With the insights they gain from the workshop, they themselves can think more actively about possible solutions or delve further into sustainable development," said Ceren Pekdemir, sustainable education coordinator at Sustainable UM2030.

New workshops will take place soon for students and staff to sign up for.


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