Systems thinker

As a systems thinker, you explore patterns; your viewpoint is holistic with ability to see the relationships between living systems. Your focus is on improving these systems, not solving problems in isolation.

Relevant terms: Sense of justice, circular, synthesis, interconnectedness, feedback loops, emergence

Regenerative Design Lab, Constructivist

8 months | Online and In-person | Facilitated

The Lab is a six-month accelerator programme for leading engineering and construction industry professionals to learn about regenerative design principles and support each other to put them into in practice.

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Getting to net zero: a systems approach, Royal Academy of Engineering National Engineering Policy Centre

2 hours | Online | Self-directed

A series of short video explainers exploring the complexity, urgency and opportunity of climate policy and why a whole-system approach is needed to shape the engineering contribution to sustainable societies and inclusive economies.

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Social and ecological wellbeing

It is key to develop an understanding of the characteristics of social and ecological systems and the Sustainable Development Goals. This enables you to use tools and processes that focus on improving the long-term wellbeing of natural systems and cultural practices within engineering.

Relevant terms: Human development, ecosystems and environmental justice, Sustainable Development Goals, Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics, Doughnut Economics Action Lab

1-2 hours | Online | Self-directed

Open access tools that anyone can use to turn Doughnut Economics from a radical idea into transformative action. From exploratory workshops to activities, lesson plans, methodologies, and more.

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Area-based conservation as a key tool for delivering SDGs, Building on Nature

2+ hours | Online | Self-directed

This report identifies myriad ways in which effective area-based conservation can be a pro-active tool for delivering SDGs. Furthermore, the guidance documents 30 detailed case studies that illustrate the links between protected and conserved areas and various SDGs that are already in practice around the world.

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Mitigating and adapting

Developing the skill to mitigate and adapt builds the capacity to prepare for or respond to change. You will invest time to deeply connect with the social and environmental context when designing technologies, systems, infrastructure and materials. Ensures the ability to repair, maintain and evolve over time.

Relevant terms: Strategic thinking and planning, risk assessment, responsive and preventative

10 tools for systems change to a zero-carbon world, Future Stewards

2 hours | Online | Self-directed

This deck offers some core approaches to systems change. They aren’t intended to be comprehensive, but will act as an entry point to the rich set of futures and systems tools that are available.

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H3Uni Resource Library, H3Uni

12 hours | Online | Self-directed

H3Uni offers a suite of systemic methods for transformative re-patterning towards a worthwhile future. Whatever your interest in transformation and your particular field of operation, this Resource Library is relevant to increasing your effectiveness and that of those with whom you work.

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