“Esofonia” is a roleplaying game created by Dr Sam Illingworth from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and Dr Mathew Stiller-Reeve from The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (Norway). It has now been translated into Spanish, and is being used in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London to teach students about climate change.
In “Esofonia”, players are able to roleplay different stakeholders of civil society in order to tackle climate change. The aim is to develop a comprehensive strategy for Esofonia, a town that wants to become neutral in carbon emissions. Students were split in different tables so that each group covered a specific sector: Transportation, Buildings, Energy, Infrastructures…
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