En-ROADS is a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact that dozens of policies—such as electrifying
transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—have on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air
quality, and sea level rise.
Developed by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and Ventana Systems, En-ROADS is a
system dynamics model carefully grounded in the best available science, and has been calibrated against a wide range of existing
integrated assessment, climate, and energy models. En-ROADS runs on an ordinary laptop in a fraction of a second, is freely
available online, offers an intuitive user-friendly interface, and is available in over a dozen languages.
En-ROADS helps people make connections between things they care about and the possibilities available to help ensure a resilient
future. Users can quickly see the long-term effects of the global climate policies and actions they imagine. The goal? To break
through the noise and equip elected officials, business leaders, and others with the knowledge they need to implement equitable
and high-leverage climate solutions. You can learn more about the science behind the simulator here.
Experiencing En-ROADS changes how people think about climate change and how they feel about it at a visceral level. In government
offices around the world, in classrooms and corporate boardrooms, we have seen how testing alternate scenarios motivates users to
step up and take action. More than 220,000 people in 141 countries—including
more than 130 members of the US Congress—have taken the time to use En-ROADS. Beyond the numbers,
have demonstrated that those who engage with En-ROADS are empowered to take action, with a strengthened connection and improved understanding
of climate issues.
En-ROADS can be used individually online, but it is most often used as part of a facilitated group learning experiences: the En-ROADS Climate Workshop, the Climate Action Simulation game, or
the En-ROADS Guided Assignment. These interactive events help
participants gain key insights from the simulator, adopt new perspectives, and build grounded hope in a fun and engaging format.
These experiences can be offered either in-person or via online platforms, and all materials are free.
We encourage you to join our online training to learn more about En-ROADS, its related experiences, and more. Our training covers: climate and energy system dynamics, interdisciplinary
climate solutions, advanced facilitation tips, and more.
Watch a short demonstration of its operation and features below.
Who leads En-ROADS events?
Anyone can lead En-ROADS events
A wide range of people have led En-ROADS events, including several national government leaders, a president of a major
philanthropic foundation, chief sustainability officers, university professors, citizen leaders, and educators the world over.
Facilitators from diverse backgrounds bring En-ROADS insights to their community through our interactive group experiences.
Anyone with enough interest can learn how to run an En-ROADS event for their desired audience.
The En-ROADS Climate Ambassador Program is a unique
leadership opportunity intended for highly-motivated facilitators who run En-ROADS events. En-ROADS Climate Ambassadors are committed
to mastering our tools and spreading data-driven climate insights across the globe. Our team works closely with our Ambassadors to grow
our network, run international events, and deliver crucial insights to decision-makers using the En-ROADS Simulator. Joining the Ambassador
program is free, and applications are open to any member of the public who has completed the Mastering En-ROADS Training program.
If you are interested in having an Ambassador run an event for your group, you can explore our global network and connect with our Ambassadors.
Our facilitators and En-ROADS Climate Ambassadors are running events all around the world. Each marker shows an En-ROADS workshop or
game that has been held. Zoom in on the map and click on markers to see more details about each unique event. If you’ve run an En-ROADS
event, be sure to register it to ensure we can put it on the map too!
“En-ROADS is quite simply a climate crisis game-changer for policymakers and people across the country. Everyone is hearing
more and more about the science, but sometimes it takes a demonstration tool like En-ROADS for people to see first-hand that
everyone of us needs to be on a war footing and mobilize to fight this crisis head-on… En-ROADS is the ultimate conversation
John KerryU.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
“This MIT/Climate Interactive simulator is a terrific, fantastic tool – absolutely wonderful. What I like: it is honest,
shows the interesting interplay between policies, and is a bugle call about how aggressive we need to be.”
Jay InsleeWashington State Governor
“En-ROADS is useful as a way to influence government, business, and public opinion to think, “Yes, it is possible to keep
greenhouse gas concentrations below 450 ppm and temperature increase below two degrees.”
Alfredo SirkisBrazilian Congressman
“En-ROADS lit my brain on fire….in one screen, the model communicates the urgency of the climate change threat, powerfully
debunks cherished myths, confirmed the importance of current commitments and emphasizes how much more we have to do.”
Roberta BarbieriPepsiCo VP, Global Water & Environmental Solutions
“En-ROADS teaches us that while it is still possible to avoid dangerous climate change, there are indeed no silver bullets to
reach this goal, and we have our work cut out for us.”
Eileen ClaussenFormer President of Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
“We found that the Climate Interactive simulator and workshop helped us remove ego from the strategic conversations. It
really allowed us to see the interconnectedness of all the solutions so that we could work together and not in isolation.“
Dymphna van der Lansformerly US-Europe Energy Transition Forum
“The Simulation engaged leaders from across sectors in an interactive, thought-provoking and solutions-focused discussion
about strategies and policies to address global climate change. I think we all walked away with a better understanding of the
complex energy and climate system and hope in our collective ability to drive a more sustainable future.“
Jessica ThomasDirector, Business Sustainability Collaborative