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.
How to use it ?
The use is very intuitive, but it is worthwhile to click on the button “How?” on the homepage. A short animation will show you the way and provides an overview of the different results screens.
'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 (web tool development), Cronos/Legioen (animations) and WWF (manual for teachers).
Some revealing reactions
Prof. Jürgen Kropp of the German ‘PIK-Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research’ and of ‘Climate Media Factory’ (the builder of My2050), and Hans Bruyninckx, Director of the European Environmental Agency:
As from January 2017, climate coaches will be available to sensitize about climate change and to promote this educational webtool in schools.