Abstract for: Identifying Climate Adjacency using Participatory Systems Thinking

Climate linkages of non climate focused projects have been established through a participatory systems thinking process using tools such as Behavior Over Time Graphs and Causal Loop Diagrams. These linkages show instances of maladaptation, mitigation and ecosystems based adaptation happening, as second order or third order effects, through the project activities and/or community practices. These linkages emerged during workshops done with agencies running social-environmental projects. The participants have gone through the process of systems thinking and have seen the climate effects of their non climate focused project as system stories documented through CLDs.