Preparing for climate change through games


Lara Kleinkauf

Lara Kleinkaufl

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Schmitt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Schmitt

[Translate to Englisch:] Portraitbild Sophie Fischer

Sophie Fischer



Mithilfe eines Planspiels sollen regionale Unternehmen Herausforderungen erkennen, die durch die Folgen des Klimawandels entstehen. So können sie rechtzeitig Maßnahmen zur Anpassung entwickeln. Was genau hinter dem Projekt MainKlimaPlus steckt, erzählen Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Schmitt und die Promovendin Sophie Fischer im #FHWSPodcast.

With the help of a simulation game, regional companies are to identify challenges arising from the consequences of climate change. This way they can develop adaption measures in time. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Schmitt and doctoral student Sophie Fischer tell in the #FHWSPodcast what the project MainKlimaPLUS is actually about.#FHWSPodcast.

Change in vegetation periods, extreme weather conditions, government regulations. The consequences of climate change are already noticeable in Lower Franconia and will increase worldwide in the coming years. In a globalised and interconnected world, this poses a variety of challenges also for the economy. The MainKlimaPLUS project at the Institute of Digital Engineering (IDEE) strives to support regional companies in identifying challenges arising from climate change, so they are able to develop adaption measures in time. How active companies already are is to be established by a broad regional study. In the #FHWS-Podcast, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Schmitt and Sophie Fischer talk about the MainKlimaPLUS project and tell about knowledge gained so far, the Game Based Learning approach and why timely action is important.

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