Climate Interactive Launches Climate Negotiations Game at the White House to Spur Climate Leadership


Today at a Back-to-School Climate Education Event at the White House, Climate Interactive, in partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Climate Change Initiative, launched the World Climate Project, featuring a role-playing simulation game that puts teams, classrooms, and community groups into the role of international climate negotiators […]

Vanuatu Youth Hold First Mock-Climate Negotiation in the Pacific Islands


On August 13, 2015, over eighty youth climate activists attended the first ever mock UNFCCC climate negotiations held in the Pacific Islands. Using the Climate Interactive World Climate program and C-ROADS software, the participants assembled in Port Vila, Vanuatu, were tasked with negotiating a legally binding global treaty on carbon emissions reductions. Vanuatu youth from Malapoa […]

Whole-Systems Thinking on Climate – Signs of an Emerging Trend

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What do the US EPA, a leading medical journal, and the Pope have in common? They all are calling for action on climate change to help address other problems, such as inequality, poor health, and environmental degradation. Within one week in June, we saw the release of three influential documents on the co-benefits of climate […]

The Clean Power Plan from the Obama Administration Is Rich in Multiple Benefits Thinking

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Yesterday, when President Obama and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy explained the importance of newly released rules on carbon pollution, they showed evidence of a growing trend we are monitoring at Climate Interactive: adopting a multiple benefits framework to address climate change. In addition to reductions in carbon pollution, they articulated the health, justice, and economic […]

COP21 Mock Climate Negotiation: Berlin, London and Zurich Try to Create a Global Climate Deal


By Jack Williams. Cross-posted from Climate-KIC  ‘And now it’s YOUR turn, the time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet … is now. I beg you to face it with courage. And honesty. Thank you.’ These were the final words uttered by Leonardo DiCaprio in 2014 when he called for the United […]

World Climate Delivers Deep Learning


For years, we’ve had a hunch that the World Climate Exercise delivers deep learning about climate change and often motivates participants to action. Now, thanks to support from the US National Science Foundation, we have data that show just how effective this experiential learning tool is. Here are three key findings from our research conducted […]

Cultivate Climate Leadership: Lead a Mock-UN Game

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Committed leaders are using the World Climate game to inform and inspire climate action. Use our online and in-person trainings this summer to have fun and bring a powerful experience to your class, friends, and community around climate change. This December, world leaders will gather in Paris for a major UN climate summit. Will they get the […]

First Paper Released on DRC Resilience

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We have covered a lot of ground in our work to increase community resilience in the face of multiple displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and this week marks the release of the first in a series of papers on the topic. Written by our partners at the Norwegian Refugee Council and the […]

One Professor’s Enthusiasm for Interactive Classes Ripples Outwards

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After a colleague led a training in using Climate Interactive’s role playing exercises, Professor Michele Putko ran with the idea and is now teaching her college engineering students to run the workshops themselves for high school audiences. Michele’s undergraduates have already reached 100 high school students at 3 different schools. This is tapping into a powerful […]

Spreading Grounded Hope for the Climate In the Middle East With Systems Thinking and Simulations


Our powerful new computer-simulation-based role-playing exercise has created a sense of possibility and empowerment for young future energy leaders in the Middle East. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), Climate Interactive, and Masdar Institute hosted the interactive “Grounded Hope” workshop at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi in March 2015. Going into the event […]