For the Global Development Matters September Meetup on Tuesday, September 16th, we will be joined by John D. Shilling, Chair of the Millennium Institute, a NGO whose goal is to assist countries achieve more sustainable development. Dr. Shilling will discuss Millennium Institute's primary tool, a dynamic model called Threshold 21 (T21).
Threshold 21 integrates economic, social, and environmental factors into a single coherent framework and generates scenarios over 20-30 years to illustrate the likely impacts of different policies and assumptions across the board. The model has been applied in over twenty five countries, ranging from the U.S. (focused on energy) to Mali and Mozambique (focused on national strategies and PRSPs), to Papua, Indonesia (focused on environmental strategies). Threshold 21 has received support from the Carter Center, World Bank, UNDP, and bilateral donors in various countries. The model helps better understand the cross-sector linkages and feedback that occur in the real world, and which are increasingly being recognized as critical as we face energy and food security challenges. It is important for those concerned with development to understand these cross-sector linkages and to know there are tools well adapted to addressing them.
Join us at 6:30pm for conversation and light refreshments, with the presentation beginning around 6:45pm.
To RSVP, please go to the Meetup site.