Online Simulation on Climate Change for ODIHR

30 young leaders from 17 countries took part in our online simulation game “NISIA – Climate induced conflicts”.

The simulation deals with the complex challenges that developing states are confronted with as consequences of climate change. It is set on the fictional island state of Nisia, which is facing severe problems such as a poor economic development, poverty and rapid urbanization. Slowly changing patterns in the climate as well as acute impacts of extreme weather make the situation even more challenging and while affecting many of the existing difficulties, they are likely to create new ones. 

The participants took over the role of representatives of various institutions, such as political parties, the tourism industry or civil society organizations. In three thematic committees they tried to develop a strategic plan for key questions for the future development.  Through the simulation, the participants not only gained a deeper understanding of the severe effects of climate change on developing states but could also develop their overall competences in complex problem solving.