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Sustainability professionals, academics and organizations from all around the world applied social simulations and games in their areas of activity.

Read their stories on the G4S blog.

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Sustainability professionals, academics and organizations from all around the world applied social simulations and games in their areas of activity.

Read their stories on the G4S blog.

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The future starts now: experiencing scenarios for energy transition through social simulation

The future starts now: experiencing scenarios for energy transition through social simulation

The energy transition will inevitably have to be introduced soon, and both the process and the time framework of the change are the key to success.
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Exploring Minecraft’s Potential for Inclusive Innovation - The Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge_header

Exploring Minecraft’s Potential for Inclusive Innovation – The Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge

Exeter City features a series of challenges the city faces and offers the Minecraft map for people to test out solutions on.
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Aim for SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Play New Shores on International Day of Democracy. Aim for SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Democracy is a universally recognized ideal and one of the key principles of the United Nations (defined as goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
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Creating meaningful experiences with We Are Müesli

Creating meaningful experiences with We Are Müesli

We Are Müesli actively tries to produce inclusive and meaningful experiences focused on such cultural and empathic themes.
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Beyond Language: Translating Games for Global Audiences

Beyond Language: Translating Games for Global Audiences

While the opportunity to share the game with diverse groups is exciting, it also presents challenges for translating it for such groups.
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Water, Trust, and the Shadow of Flint

Ongoing, Flint Water Crisis has highlighted the importance of the relationship between communities and drinking water infrastructure managers.
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Play Go Goals!

Play Go-Goals! – the SDG board game for children

The UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe has developed the Go Goals! – a board game, targeted mainly at children. Play Go Goals!
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Cantor’s World: Can you plan to tackle the climate challenge?

Cantor’s World: Can you plan to tackle the climate challenge?

In Cantor’s World, you play the role of a chief decision-maker of a country. The other players would be chief decision-makers of different countries. You set what goals you want to achieve at the outset, in terms of which Sustainable Development Goals you wish to achieve.
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Taking sustainability to schools - Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash.

Taking sustainability to schools with Darcy Hitchcock

Darcy Hitchcock from the Sustainability Alliance in Arizona has developed not one but two games which can be applied in the children’s education context: Sustainability in Schools for teachers and administrators, and Save the Climate for pupils.
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Play fair on the World Environment Day. Photo by Andrei Ciobanu on Unsplash.

Play fair on the World Environment Day

You may raise environmental awareness among youth and inspire them to think about the Earth in a more long-term perspective by engaging them in serious games. The closest opportunity to get familiar with one of them – New Shores – a Game for Democracy coincides with the celebrations of the World Environmental Day!
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Plexopolis with Jamie O'Brien

Talking Plexopolis with Jamie O’Brien

Thanks to their versatile nature, games and simulation tools are now widely appreciated by academics and businesses and willingly employed as a significant component of multipartner projects. We have had a chance to ask Dr Jamie O’Brien about how the Cimplex project incorporated games.
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End plastic pollution - Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash.

End Plastic Pollution on Earth Day and beyond!

When plastic was invented in 1907, it was considered a breakthrough. For many decades, people experienced only the benefits of this light and easily accessible material, not knowing the damaging consequences it has for natural environment, human health, and the climate.
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