Project Description

Preparing for Climate Change

Planit4CAST learning simulation models the life of a virtual community with eight teams, representing key partners in the community such as Transport, Utilities, Town Hall, Housing, Health, Education and Emergency Services etc. The partnership needs to implement the key climate change indicators over a 20 year time frame.

Implementing both mitigation and adaptation strategies and considering economic, social and environmental factors, delegates have to work together to solve problems, understand cause & effect, and develop win-win solutions.

Excellent simulation exercise – encouraged collaboration & lateral thinking
Innovative approach to tackling climate change agenda / issues. Provided a way to understand the importance of why organisations should work together to gain maximum value.
  • Climate Change Leadership Programmes.
  • Climate Change Partnership Programmes.
  • Designing and implementing Climate Change adaptation strategies.
  • Designing and implementing Climate Change mitigation/carbon reduction strategies.
  • Senior decision makers in Local Councils – Chief Executives, Leaders, Director and Cabinet Members.
  • Local Council Members and Officers.
  • Public sector partnerships.
  • Communities.
  • Schools, colleges and universities.

Plan > Do > Review

As with all our learning simulations, Planit Young People is played over a number of rounds made up of 3 phases – Plan > Do > Review:


Teams look at reports and consider their budget. They plan a strategy for their team and consider how they need to work with other teams.


Teams spend their budgets. They negotiate and seek win-wins with other teams. They present their decisions to the the group and the facilitator – explaining what they have done and why.


After the round has been updated – decisions are processed in the game algorithm – the teams review the situation. They look at the score and consider what worked and what didn’t. The next round begins …