What if you inherited a piece of Central American forest from your elders and were faced with a choice of farming it or leaving the trees standing to store carbon and combat climate change? What if you didnâ€™t have to choose between these options but could choose both at the same time?
Luis GarcĂa Barrios, a senior researcher at Mexicoâ€™s Colegio de la Frontera Sur, invented the Sierra Springs board game to simulate the behavior of farmers gaining access to a new plot of tropical forest.
He uses it to help players understand the dynamics at work in rural communities, but also to study decision-making on land use.
Read more about this game, and watch a video about it,Â at ForestsClimateChange.org.