Yes, the My2050 app is still live, going strong and providing DECC with useful opinions the UK’s possible 2050 pathways.
Last month, the app was used in a very interesting manner where the DECC Youth Panel were involved in building a group consensus on the pathways. The event took place at the Bath Youth Climate Summit which is organised by the Green Vision Movement. Tom Youngman explains how he ran the process:
We did a nice interactive thing with the My2050 game. We got a group of 40 to raise their hands to different levels corresponding to levels 1 – 4 on the calculator, and as a group (with my explanation of the levels and need to balance supply and demand) managed to reach the 20% target! They all thought about the lifestyle changes they’d have to make to live in their world. Went really well, thought you might be interested.
It was a really good activity and all teachers I’ve spoken to you about it really love it as an education tool.
So, an interesting use of an online consultation tool, and some great positive feedback. Below is a snapshot of the pathway that the group agreed on:
You can read more about what the Youth Panel are up to on their blog.