System Dynamics-based Development Planning Course

Millennium Institute is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2015 System Dynamics Based Development Planning Course, organized by Millennium Institute and hosted by University of Bergen, Norway. The course will hold from April 20 - May 29, 2015.

The course is targeted at development professionals, especially policy advisors/analysts, modelers, and implementation and evaluation specialists from government agencies, research institutes, advocacy groups, private foundations, and international development agencies who seek to strengthen their analytical capacity with Systems Thinking and System Dynamics. It is also well suited as introductory course for government officials who are using, or are planning to use, the Threshold 21 (T21) model for medium-long term sustainability analysis in their country.

Participants will gain the ability to apply Systems Thinking techniques to common sustainability issues, and to build and use simple simulation models for policy analysis. The course includes lectures, hands-on exercises, simulation and games.

For more information visit the course page or send an email to


How 2% of Global GDP Can Trigger Sustainable Growth and Fight Poverty

Investing just 2% of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy, asserts the Green Economy Report. If backed by appropriate policies at the national and global levels, this growth would be possible without increasing risks, shocks, scarcities and crises inherent in the existing, resource-depleting, high carbon 'brown' economy.

This groundbreaking report uses economic analysis and modeling using Millennium Institute's Threshold 21 model to demonstrate that greening the economy across the agriculture, buildings, energy, fisheries, forestry, industry, tourism, transport, waste management and water sectors can drive economic recovery and growth and lead to future prosperity and job creation, while at the same time addressing social inequalities and environmental challenges.

The Report is targeted at decision-makers and seeks to influence business leaders, and explain in simple terms, the need for increased environmental investments to promote sustainable economic growth, generate employment, reduce poverty and increase quality of life.

Download Green Economy Report or visit the Green Economy page for more information.


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