The Financial Times Climate Game
Combatting climate change has never been more urgent, but making complex climate science accessible is challenging. Enter The Climate Game, in which players become the “global minister for future generations” and are able to make all policy decisions to lower CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. Created in partnership between the Financial Times & Infosys, the game uses bespoke predictive modelling to make accessible the dizzyingly complex task of keeping global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Statement of the jury
Everyone is talking about climate change and the need to do something about it. But the subject matter is complex, and contexts are not always easy to understand. Accordingly, it is difficult for managers to make the right investment decisions. The »Climate Game«, initiated and offered online by The Financial Times, invites you to make climate-relevant political decisions without risk with the goal of achieving global climate neutrality by 2050. The software simulates the consequences of each decision on the climate with the help of prediction models. This makes it clear in a fun way how difficult it is to keep the global temperature from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The »Climate Game« has a simple structure and can be played intuitively. The respective climate-relevant scenarios are complemented by thematically appropriate illustrations at a high level of design.