The Need:

Climate change is back in the news and all around us. While the U.S. Federal government has withdrawn from international accords, countries including China, as well as individual states and multiple regions and cities are facing the threats and opportunities head on.

The basic concepts of how climate change impacts various systems in the world including population, energy, economies, and politics are often too complex to appreciate or connect to on a personal level. 

The Solution:

With a high-quality game we can simulate the key dynamics of these systems drawing from headlines on political and economic events, as well as from science.

Players explore and experience the tensions and challenges in choosing between fuel types, diminishing resources, changes in climate, increasing population, and actual global events much as world leaders face while addressing the collective issue of climate change.

The Results:

A compelling, comprehensive, and fun game where you are the leader of a nation, having to provide for your people, pass international laws and negotiate. 

What makes Council of GAIA unique is its connection to world events and the damaging effects of climate change that can worsen from year to year, increasing the challenge of the dynamics of the game itself. The potential is limitless for new thinking, systems approaches to problem solving, and awareness of how climate change impacts our world and our place in it.