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A positive start for Climate Action in 2024

PMI Belgium
Climate Action

This article comes three months after my summary for 2023.  

In 2024, I propose to publish quarterly updates (vs. monthly in 2023) to leave more space in the PMI Belgium Chapter newsletter for other topics, so please also "pick up your pen" to write on a subject that motivates you!

The Climate trend continues into 2024

We are all aware that 2023 was a record-breaking year for the Climate including being the hottest year on record and with July and August the hottest months globally for 120,000 years.

February 2024 was globally the warmest on record according to Copernicus (EU Climate Change service) with Global Sea Surface Temperatures at record high. Air temperatures for Feb were 1.77°C warmer that pre-industrial average.


It's important that we face the Climate Crisis in a positive and purposeful way as that can be helpful to our personal sense of wellbeing as well as helping us as individuals, and together as professionals, to make the biggest positive impact.


We got 2024 off to a positive start with a Climate Fresk workshop on 6 Feb 2024 at the Park Inn, Leuven.

The workshop was a follow on from PMFair 2023 where many attendees expressed interest at the Climate Fresk booth to attend a workshop organised by PMI Belgium Chapter.

Eight people attended with positive feedback received from respondents:

  • 4.8 (out of 5) for overall satisfaction with the organisation / conduct of the workshop
  • 5 (out of 5) for the facilitator knowledge (Xavier Criel is one of Belgium's most experienced facilitators)
  • 5 (out of 5) for the facilitators ability to create an open and caring environment for exchange and learning
  • 3.6 (out of 5) for the debriefing phase - and translating negative emotions into impactful actions
  • 100% of respondents would recommend attending a Climate Fresk workshop to PMI Belgium Chapter colleagues as well as to colleagues in their client / employer organisation.

Some personal experiences:


Here is "Hit the Heating Brakes!" (one of the great "Fresks" produced by the team):


and a team photo: