Simulators & Science

Simulators & Science

Climate Interactive creates interactive, easy-to-use, and scientifically rigorous simulators that enable people to see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address the biggest challenges we face. Our simulators are built using the long tradition of system dynamics modeling out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All of our tools are created out of a common set of principles, and are:

THINKING-, LEARNING-, AND ACTION-ORIENTED: Our simulators are designed to support conversations in groups who wish to test their assumptions, create customized scenarios, and share their insights with others.

COMPLEMENTARY, NON-COMPETITIVE: Our simulators tend to complement other analysis, like those from more disaggregated models, and are scaled to run on personal computers for widespread use.

TRANSPARENT, OPEN:  Equations, assumptions, parameters, and data are accessible and shared.

We encourage you to explore below in order to learn more about our two core Climate Simulators—En-ROADS and C-ROADS—and the research and insights from these tools.

The En-ROADS Simulator

Explore En-ROADS—a climate solutions simulator that models cross-sector policies for energy, transportation, land use, and new technologies to limit climate change.

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The C-ROADS Simulator

Use the C-ROADS Simulator to simulate national and regional greenhouse gas reductions for China, US, EU, India, and others to meet Paris Agreement targets.

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Research & Insights

Explore Climate Interactive’s current body of research which includes peer-reviewed work evaluating the impact of our simulators, workshops, role-playing games, and more.

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In order to complement learning around our core simulators, we have created a number of interactive group experiences—like the En-ROADS Climate Workshop and World Climate Simulation game—which engage participants in unique ways to deliver critical insights on climate solutions, global policy, equity, and more. Be sure to explore these experiences and learn how you can lead one, or explore our schedule of free online events to participate in.

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