Climate change board game launched

L-R Dr Brad K. Carte Head of the college of Science Technology and Environment, Andrea Whiteside GIZ, VC and President of USP Professor Pal Ahluwalia,Director Pace-SD Professor Elisabeth Holland and Head of the School of Marine Studies Ciro Rico during the launch of the climate change board game at USP's lower campus today. Picture: SUPPLIED

IT is really important to translate climate change into useful knowledge at every age and so a game that’s fun to play is perfect to do just that.

This was highlighted by University of the South Pacific’s Director of the Pacific Centre for Sustainable Development Professor Elisabeth Holland in an interview with The Fiji Times during the launch of the climate change board game.

She said the concept was born out of their communications officers and GIZ.

“So like many of our products, it’s a collaboration so great minds got together and they said we need something that does this and the snakes and ladder game for climate change emerged.”

USP vice-chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia said this was a great contemporary context of learning.

“This is such as an important thing, it picks up on the importance of trees and most importantly climate change and how this really affects us,” Prof Ahluwalia said.

He said if the important message on climate change awareness could be shared with younger people, this would be a great achievement.

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