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Climate catalyst: how to solve the climate crisis in 60 minutes

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Date: 07 Dec 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am UAE Local Time
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Member Cost: Free for DBWC members

Climate catalyst: how to solve the climate crisis in 60 minutes



Date: Thursday, December 7th   
Rove Downtown, 312 Al Mustaqbal St, Za'abeel, Dubai


  • 8:30-9:00 am – Breakfast & networking
  • 9:00-10:30 am – EN-ROADS workshop


What is the EN-ROADS workshop?

We’re excited to bring the En-ROADS Climate Workshop, co-developed with the MIT Sustainability Initiative, to the UAE for the first time. This is an interactive group experience that uses the En-ROADS climate solutions simulator and gives users the opportunity to test out different climate change solutions, en route to creating a future that limits global warming to well below 2°C from pre-industrial levels, in line with the Paris Agreement. 

To-date, this simulation has been used by nearly 200,000 people in 130+ countries, including 6500+ top decision-makers in government, business, and civil society. 

Who is it for?

This workshop is a unique opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of climate change causes and solutions and is perfect for anyone who wants to help position their organisations at the forefront of environmentally conscious and sustainable business practices.



Meet your facilitator: Bethany Patten
Director of Policy & Engagement, Senior Lecturer | MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

Bethany Patten is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Policy and Engagement at the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative. Her work centres on the translation of academic research into real-world impact in business, policy, and civil society. Specifically, she examines how institutions can best practice ethical political engagement, connecting with and educating leaders ranging from MIT graduate students to C-suite executives to members of the United States Congress.


Meet your host: Brett Smyth
CEO & Founder | Engage Group

Brett is the founder and CEO of the Engage Group, with a passion for empowering people in organizations around the world to work with purpose and impact. With over 20 years of experience as a management consultant, Brett is deeply committed to leveraging strategic thinking, communication, stakeholder collaboration, and transformation to build thriving organizations where employees feel engaged and motivated. ​He holds Masters degrees from Harvard University and London Business School, and his extensive knowledge and experience position him as a thought leader in his field.

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