The World Climate Training Plan

Becoming an effective facilitator of the World Climate Simulation takes some training. With the resources below, you’ll be able to learn about the World Climate Simulation, the C-ROADS simulator, and facilitation techniques. There are many others around the world, like you, who have taken these steps too – welcome to the community!

STEP 1: View a Training Webinar

View or join our World Climate training webinar, which provides an overview of the World Climate Simulation, how to facilitate an event, a demo of the C-ROADS model, and additional resources available to you.

STEP 2: Review the Guide & Explore Other Facilitator Materials

Read through our facilitator guide to develop a deeper understanding of the World Climate Simulation gameplay and how to lead an event. Then, explore the additional materials we offer for facilitators.

STEP 3: Explore the C-ROADS Model

Familiarize yourself with C-ROADS, the simulation model that accompanies the World Climate Simulation.

STEP 4: Watch Our Videos

To gain a better understanding of what a World Climate Simulation looks like in practice, review these videos of live sessions and training videos.

STEP 5: Additional Readings

Check out these resources to improve your understanding on systems thinking, climate science, and other topics to complement your facilitation training.

Systems Thinking and Climate Action

The Climate Leader course — our series of videos about applying systems thinking to climate action 
“Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System” by Donella Meadows – an essay on the areas of a system where there is the most impact. 
“The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate” — TEDx talk by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin

Climate Change Science

• IPCC AR5 Summary— a condensed, over-arching summary of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) for Policymakers 
IPCC Special Report — a summary for Policymakers on the impacts associated specifically with global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels
Executive Summary of the US National Climate Assessment (for US audiences) — an in-depth report on the present and future impacts of climate change in the United States
• Climate Interactive’s Climate Scoreboard — shows the progress that the national plans submitted to the UN climate negotiations will make in mitigating climate change
Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) — a general background on carbon capture and sequestration technologies
Carbon Removal — a general background on carbon removal technologies

Climate Change Communication

Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication — explore their research to better understand how climate communication relates to attitude and behavioral changes
• Skeptical Science’s “cheat sheet” — how to talk to climate deniers and combat climate change myths

Read Our Published Papers on World Climate

• WORLD CLIMATE: A Role-Play Simulation of Climate Negotiations — a published view on our role-playing, climate negotiations game, the World Climate Simulation
Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation — a publication exploring our approach of using gaming to encourage participants to learn for themselves and motivate climate action
Climate Interactive: the C-ROADS Climate Policy Model — an overview providing insights on C-ROADS model structure