Protecting natural capital, Interview with Henry Borrebach

When we think of “capital” we often associate it with money or with physical goods. But the capital has a much wider meaning – it may be human, social or natural. It’s natural capital that is the most important for the Natural Capital Project, a partnership between Stanford University and the University of Minnesota, The…

Is climate change really such a remote problem_

While the overall awareness of climate change is growing, most of us realise that it affects global population dramatically, bringing about hurricanes, droughts or floods. Yet, paradoxically, a lot of people chose to ignore the elephant in the room. As the 2016 report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication suggests, although 61 percent…

Best Festival Ever, interview with Nikki Kennedy

Best Festival Ever: How To Manage a Disaster was quite a unique mix of performance, science and serious gaming. With players working together to plan and manage a music festival, the BFE became an engaging experience for all participants. The Best Festival Ever was a culmination of 3.5 years of research and development between the UK…

Games and groundwater governance

Growing and selling cash crops enables many communities around the world to develop. Unfortunately, many of these crops not only yield high profits but also consume large amounts of water. This means that groundwater management becomes more and more pressing issue for these communities. In many cases they have to deal with this problem on…

Being sustainable in the Lords of the Valley

It was the 13th of April in the afternoon. A group of friends and their children gathered in a large hall to talk about… What was actually the topic of the conversation? They wanted to discuss a generation gap and the possibility of establishing an intergenerational dialogue. It is enough to take a closer look…