In April, Three Degrees is excited to attend the Global Business Network‘s upcoming scenario planning training in Berkeley, California. Global Business Network has worked over many decades to mainstream and popularize scenario planning from a military tool to one keyed for more general audiences.
Jeni and I have used scenario planning tactics at community adaptation workshops, at academic conferences (including the Three Degrees Conference), scenario planning workshops, and in our teaching of the Climate Justice Seminar. Its fundamental principles—”take the long view,” “think from the outside-in,” and “embrace multiple perspectives”— are ripe for climate adaptation problem solving, which involve creative solutions to long-term problems that require decision making under a considerable deal of uncertainty and requiring many perspectives.
We hope that the training will empower us to more effectively tailor scenario planning practices for use by communities seeking resilience in light of future climate change.