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CACOR Foresight Report Summary

September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 - 14:00


On August 8th and 9th, 20 CACOR members volunteered to take part in a CACOR Foresight Session on Climate Change.  The initiative came from Peter Meincke who put together a planning committee and invited David Harries, Chair of Canadian Pugwash (and head of its Foresight Committee} and Associate Executive Director of Foresight Canada to lead the session.. The outcome was a lively two-day debate that yielded a creative and useful product.



Quadrant 1


Don’t Worry, Be Happy… We’ve got your back!





Quadrant 4


Beyond Expectations: the Possible Dreams





The participants developed four possible scenarios for 2050 using a Cartesian diagram whose axes’ were identified as ‘Planet (P) and Engagement (E)’. Several insights and possible paths for future study were identified. The results of this great process and experience will be shared with other CACOR members at CACOR’s luncheon on Wednesday September 21st.



Quadrant 2

The World in 2050; the globe is in a mess, but most people really don’t care, or are not in a position to care”


Quadrant 3


“Muddling Up”


What is Foresight? What purpose does it serve? Why should we use it? What can we learn and take away? What can we add now that the exercise has taken place? How can others who could not attend contribute? These questions and more will be answered during this next CACOR luncheon.


12:50-13:05David Harries will present: What is Foresight, How it works? Examples of      Foresight Sessions (10-15 minutes)


Rapporteurs from each group will present the work done by their members

  • Gabriela Gref-Innes Group1
  • Jon Legg Group 2
  • Art Hunter Group 3
  • Madeleine Aubrey Group 4
13:25- 13:30Summary and Conclusions David Harries and Peter Meincke






September 21, 2016
12:00 - 14:00
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