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Systems Thinking in the Age of Digital Ecosystems

9 am NY | 2 pm London | 3 pm Central Europe | 10 pm Beijing | Time Converter

Systems Thinking in the Age of Digital Ecosystems: Engaging with a Digitalized Sustainability Future 

Traditional organizational structures and cultures are challenged in today’s world where nothing about business is usual anymore. Pandemic outbreaks, human-made environmental disasters, as well as the growing importance of artificial intelligence and new technologies, are forcing a rethink about the “taken as granted” in management. How can Systems Thinking support the call for world-making innovations? 

About The Speaker

Michael von Kutzschenbach is inspired by the concept of sustainability as balancing corporate profits with environmental and social well-being. He believes that true sustainability can only be achieved through understanding different perspectives and working towards common goals. He aligns his daily actions with this approach, after studying Forest and Environmental Sciences, he received a Ph.D. researching informal networks, and currently works as a business mediator, lecturer, and project manager in various organizations in Germany, Norway, and Switzerland. His areas of research are the impacts of digitization on sustainable corporate management and sustainable entrepreneurship. 

Bridging Two Worlds: Academia and Practitioners

Joint Seminar Series – System Dynamics Society & UiB MINDS 

The Society and UiB Minds invite you to a series of four webinars with the goal of sharing experiences and perspectives from renowned professionals in the field of System Dynamics. MINDS (Mentoring in New Dimensions) is the student-led peer mentoring initiative within the System Dynamics Group at the University of Bergen. The initiative seeks to contribute towards knowledge-sharing and expanding horizons, as well as providing a platform for networking between past and current System Dynamicists.

Environmental and Natural Resource Group Meeting

A Monthly Meeting for Reviewing and Discussing System Thinking and Systems Dynamics presentations from Students and Practitioners on the topics of Energy, Water, Land Use (Agriculture & Food), and the Environment.

Topics to be added in advance of the meeting or submit a proposed presentation
https://airtable.com/shrXcSAqAeOo6MiMb

Contact – Joseph M. Londa
SDS Environmental SIG Leader
environment@systemdynamics.org

Environmental

Green Action Global Connection Zone

The event website: https://climateaction.works/

Roberto Pasqualino and the Transboundary Groundwater Resilience Network of Networks are confirmed speakers. En-ROADS will have multiple workshops.

What: The Green Action Global Connection Zone (online) will connect NGOs, activists and institutions working on the ground in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania to protect our biodiversity. The online zone is a part of the CEPA Fair and a side event to the official COP15 Biodiversity conference taking place in Montreal from December 7-19.

The entire event will feature Indigenous ecological knowledge, stewardship and management, with Indigenous participation from around the world. The intention is to have broad land-based learnings shared with participants and attendees.

There will also be opportunities for interactive, hands-on activities, such as those offered by Biodiversity and Climate Fresks, to introduce a powerful and innovative way to learn more about the complex implications of biological diversity and climate change.

 

Our audience: action-oriented Indigenous groups and NGOs seeking to connect, strengthen ties, exchange knowledge and experience, to coalesce around concrete action.

We are seeking participants interested in networking with like-minded groups around the world, with the goal of working together to hold governments accountable to the objectives set at COP15, as well as pursuing our own biodiversity goals potentially set on this forum.

 

The format: workshops, meetings, presentations, and debates around major themes.

Online space will be available for exhibition booths, mainstage style featured guests and keynote speakers, small conference room discussions and presentations, and even a “rooftop” setting for casual networking.

 

When: Dec 11-12, 2022, continuously around the clock to accommodate all time zones

Programming on the main stage and in conference rooms will be periodic throughout the event.

 

Who: The event is co-organized by Climate Action Works/Peace Innovation Institute and the Global Greens. Associate co-organizers include MasseCritique, Ohneganos, the McGill Environment Student Society and other NGOs.

Where: The Bramble.Live platform

Sustainable Assets: Transition to Zero Emissions

November 24 at 11 am NY | 5 pm Central Europe

In this webinar on sustainable assets, we focus on the transition from current fossil physical assets to zero-emission physical assets. To make the transition to a sustainable society physical assets are an essential resource. Zero-emission assets have an important contribution to this transition. 

The main topic of this webinar will be how simulations of different scenarios based on an underlying system dynamics model can give valuable insights to the stakeholders involved and facilitate decision-making in the transition process. Also, the importance of connecting sustainability approaches on a world scale, a regional scale, and a local scale will be highlighted i.e. relations between insights with the EN-ROADS Simulator (world scale) connected to a simulator on a national level. 

Join Event: https://bit.ly/3UdM31q

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Submission Deadline for Sustain Valencia 2022: Sustainable Groundwater Management

Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) would like to invite you to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Conference, held from October 6-8, 2022 in Valencia, Spain. UPV is organizing a session on “Gaming and Behavioral Experiments for Sustainable Groundwater Management.” You’re cordially invited to contribute to this event with your paper abstracts, the submission deadline is June 15, 2022.

To find out more about the Conference, submissions, and register, visit the website.

Session description:
This session covers research and practice in gaming and behavioral experiments for sustainable groundwater management. Beyond their learning objectives, games within controlled experimental settings help understanding decision-making in complex environments and facilitate policy-making for sustainable resource use. Compared to other learning methods, gaming is efficient with higher learning outcomes through player interactions, entertaining aspects, information feedback, and post-gaming debrief sessions. Controlled experimental implementation of games is often used the delineate decision heuristics, which can support both learning and policymaking. Games can be contextualized within role-playing narratives and can be designed as on-board or computer simulations. Alternative gaming approaches and practices address different purposes and have comparative advantages related to a realistic representation of the decision-making context, resource dynamics, and feasibility for field applications. This session aims to give the floor to scholars to discuss their work in gaming applied to groundwater management.