Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

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Drew Jones teaches courses in system dynamics, systems thinking and sustainability at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Professor Jones is a system dynamics modeler, facilitator, trainer and designer of simulation-based learning environments working in the areas of corporate sustainability, diabetes and public health, global climate change and land use policy. He is co-director of Climate Interactive, which creates policy-maker-oriented simulations for top leaders and civil society. He has worked at Rocky Mountain Institute and served dozens of clients ranging from the CDC to Harley Davidson to the U.S. Government Climate Change Negotiators. Professor Andrews received a MS in technology and policy at MIT and a BA from Dartmouth College.

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Action-to-Outcome Mapping: Testing Strategy with Systems Thinking

In the “classic” systems thinking approach, a group uses mapping and modeling to help explain an important behavior over time. While we occasionally encounter …

Acting on Interdependence

The world works much better when we respect its interdependence. I learned this lesson 15 years ago, when my colleagues at Rocky Mountain Institute …

An Economy Designed to Sustain the Environment

You have probably heard of Lester Brown’s work before whether you know it or not. For the past 30 years, when an environmentalist or …

We Can’t Afford to “Wait and See” on Climate Changes

Recent Bush administration statements on climate change just do not add up. The U. S. President and his advisers refer to the heat-trapping effects …

Declaring War On Escalation

Which came first, the violence or the retaliation? That is today’s somber version of the old “chicken or the egg” riddle. On September 11, …

How Attractive Can Our Communities Be?

Over the past year, hundreds of citizens in my home town of Asheville, NC, have come together to create a list of goals for …