A Day in the Life of Planit4Cast Story


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Planit4CAST models the life of a virtual community with teams, representing key partners in the community. Delegates have to work together to tackle climate change (develop strategies mitigation and adaptation.) by understanding cause & effect.

Planit4CAST is suitable for Senior decision makers in Local Councils (Chief Executives, Leaders, Director and Cabinet Members), other council members and officers, public sector partnerships, communities wanting to get involved with Renewable Feed-in Tariffs, and education sector (schools, colleges and universities).

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A Day in the Life of Planit4Cast Story

  1. 1. Let learning ripple through your organisation Speaker: Mary Dees
  2. 2. Let learning ripple through your organisation
  3. 3. Nationally Recognised
  4. 5. “ It is a very enjoyable method and way of understanding policy problems ”
  5. 6. The Main Menu “ The most advanced computer led training course I have attended” Main Menu Shows a virtual community with problems such as air and water Pollution, congestion, poor housing, unemployment, poor health and rising waste. The buildings represent the teams which work together as a local authority and their partners to improve the community and respond to the threat of climate change.
  6. 7. “ An excellent wa y of exploring issues particularly the cross – cutting elements & how they impact across blocks” Looking at the issues Report Screen Teams are Town Hall; Education, Training and Skills; Third Sector; Housing; Utilities; Transport ;Enterprise and Regulatory Agency; Health and Emergency Services. Each team is given a mission statement outlining their objectives. They are presented with updated reports to help them make decisions.
  7. 8. Decisions, decisions, decisions Investment Having looked at their reports and developed a strategy the teams can invest their budgets. Can they balance their budget? Negotiate with other teams to implement both mitigation and adaptation strategies as well as address their everyday public service requirements.
  8. 9. Advance the Round, see the Changes Update Round After all the budget decisions have been made the round is updated. Improvements made to the community are shown such as renewable energy, less pollution, recycling facilities, increase in wildlife and more sustainable housing.
  9. 10. 3 rounds remain to deal with problems The Score The score shows how the teams have performed on the national indicators, Politics and Organisational Performance. Red = 0 – 3 Amber = 3 – 7 Green = 7 – 10 Public Opinion is also scored.
  10. 11. 3 rounds remain to deal with problems The News After each round incidents can occur, if the right investments are not being made, such as flooding, coastal erosion and extreme weather events.
  11. 12. “ The course gave an excellent overview on the scale of the challenge ahead and the difficult decisions that need to be take”
  12. 13. What learning message delegates said they would take away: “ Climate change is an issue that everyone can have an affect on and no one organisation can tackle this issue alone Climate change adaptation and mitigation is complex, there are many different inter-related factors Climate change can be adapted to by all departments across businesses, not just environmental departments Communication between groups is essential to ensure options are covered / not repeated Feedback “ Good to look at outcome of choices and how objectives can be met from a number of initiatives ”