My2050: an interactive, educational webtool, allowing you to build your own low carbon scenario for 2050
With 'My2050' the federal authority aims to encourage a debate with all citizens (and pupils of the 3rd degree secondary in particular) on how we can make our society evolve towards a low carbon society by 2050.
- insight into the possible changes in the different sectors (transport, buildings, industry, energy supply and agriculture).
- the possibility to develop your own transition scenario by selecting ambition levels for the various "levers" in these sectors. Each choice is immediately visible in the virtual landscape.
- a simultaneous calculation of the emission reduction of this scenario for our country in 2050.
- analyses of this scenario with regard to emission reductions, energy demand and net import and export of electricity, and also calculates its costs.
- clear information through 7 animations (about amongst others the challenges and solutions in the various sectors) and 13 info sheets (one for each lever).
- a manual for teachers for optimal use in class (3rd degree secondary).
- the possibility to save, compare and distribute your scenario through the social medias.
The use is very intuitive, but it is worthwhile to click on the button “How?” on the homepage to watch a short animation.
Invite a climate coach into your class !
Since March 2017 very motivated climate coaches are giving sensibilisation sessions in secondary schools (3rd degree, aged between 16 and 18 years) on the basis of the My2050 web tool. Between March 2017 and June 2019 they have given already 655 sessions throughout the country and reached more than 13 500 students. During the school year 2019-2020 the climate coaches will also animate debates in classes.
Some revealing reactions
Prof. Jürgen Kropp of the German ‘PIK-Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research’
and of ‘Climate Media Factory’ and Hans Bruyninckx, Director of the European Environmental Agency:
'My2050.be', a simplified version of the webtool for experts, is an initiative of the Belgian Federal Climate Change Service, in collaboration with Climact (calculation model), Climate Media Factory (tool development), Cronos/Legioen (animations), WWF (teachers' manual) and GoodPlanet (promotion via climate coaches).
Summary of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C for teachers
The Office for Climate Education has made available to teachers a summary of the latest IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C, which can be used as a useful tool for classroom reflection.