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What if white-collar workers do not need to sit anymore in their office every day due to Covid- 19? This question helps us develop our systemic thinking and notice the "systems" around us.

This will open the way for cities to reimagine their business models; they could become creative centres, living spaces. What about the transport system, we will see fewer workers using it with consequences on CO2 emission.

To answer my question holistically and articulate the dynamics of our complex and interconnected world, I used a systemic thinking notion called "causal diagram”. "Causal diagram" represents "sentences that are constructed by linking together key variables and indicating the relationships between them”.

With this question, I wanted to illustrate systemic thinking's importance when we talk about climate change.

According to the co-founder of Climate Interactive, Elisabeth Sawin, "if you work on climate change, you work on systems change". In other words, what you are trying to do is to change the system's interconnections to make sure that systems produce different behaviors.

According to Sawin, if we better understand how systems work, we will bring changes into the systems.

We will have the opportunity to develop your systemic thinking and systemic competence but also other key competences of the ETUI Green Competence Framework Approach during a webinar organised by the Education Department on March 16. 

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