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 !
As from March 2017, a dozen of enthousiastic climate coaches are available to sensitize about climate change and to promote this educational webtool in schools (3rd degree of secondary schools). Between March 2017 and June 2018 they have given about 450 animation sessions throughout the country. During the school year 2018-2019 they will also accompany 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.