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Parsons The New School of Design’s PETLab has teamed up with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the American Red Cross to develop a set of games about climate-related disaster preparedness, such as flooding, drought and extreme weather. The initiative, which we call “Games for a New Climate”, are playful non-digital activities that actively engage participants in experiential learning through the simulation of complex decisions with consequences. In other words: fun capacity building.

The audience for these games include Red Cross staff and volunteers, climate scientists, politicians, and people around the world facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change-related disasters. These games can be played in lo-fi settings such as beaches and villages around the world where these disasters often cause extensive casualties and hardship. So far Games for a New Climate have been played in Senegal, Namibia, Kenya, Indonesia and the Philippines.

 

      Funders

    • Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center
    • The American Red Cross

      Partners

    • Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center
    • The American Red Cross