The Climate Collage Workshop
Don't have time to read all 2,000 pages of the IPCC report? In 3 hours this collaborative workshop allows you to understand the essential issues of climate change in order to take action.
The Climate Collage (Climate Fresk in French) is an interactive collective-intelligence based workshop developed by Cedric Ringenbach, an Engineering professor of Climate Science and Energy, based in France.
The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness and to create a common understanding of the data found in the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports which are approved by 97% of climate scientists world-wide.
The workshop does not aim to provide solutions, but presents objective facts to help with future decision making and is designed to be a fun learning and team building experience.
The workshop works best with groups of 4-8 people (6 being ideal) and it is possible to have multiple groups running at one time.
The workshop takes 3 hours to complete and can also be done online.
A trained facilitator will guide the group(s) through the different steps of the workshop which includes working with 42 Climate Collage cards in determining cause and effect relationships; creatively presenting the resulting collage; looking at New Zealand specific data and discussing what your role as an organisation is in creating a sustainable future.
Solving a problem starts with understanding it.
A great base to build on
In 3 hours you learn how all the effects of climate change come together in a cause-and-effect collage. It forms a great base to develop solutions from.
By activating the group’s collective intelligence, Climate Fresk workshops enable participants to take ownership of the subject matter.
The Climate Fresk methodology doesn’t involve an expert presenting information to the group; instead, it requires all participants to take an active role in the building-up of the Collage, becoming participative learners.
As participants link the causes and effects of climate change, they are able to take a step back and understand the systemic nature of the challenges.
From participating in the workshop you can expect the following outcomes:
- Introduction to a robust approach to understanding climate change
- A rich understanding of the role and impact of humans on the system
- A collaborative learning experience that gets people on the same page
- A foundation for the identification of next steps
- Renewed energy to participate in future action
- An informative and fun experience.
And it’s quick.
Through a shared understanding of the mechanisms at work, Climate Fresk enables both individuals and organisations to have an open and positive conversation about climate solutions.
Participants leave the workshop having formed a strong bond with eachother and are well equipped to implement the climate actions that they have identified.
Climate Fresk is a powerful tool, providing quality climate education. It is accessible to anyone and can be scaled quickly within an organisation.