Have you ever thought about what you would do to tackle climate change if you ruled the world? Would you subsidize renewable energy? Add a carbon tax? Finance research and development in new technology?
Now you can test your theories to find what really works to combat global warming. Climate Interactive’s long-awaited climate and energy policy and investment simulator, En-ROADS, is now freely available to the public in beta form. Explore different policies and investment scenarios in energy efficiency, agriculture, R&D, fuel mix, economic growth, and more to find out how to lead the world to a clean energy future. And thanks to a generous donation, you can also use En-ROADS in Spanish and Portuguese.
Join a webinar on En-ROADS:
Monday, September 26, 12 p.m. ET – register
En-ROADS is unique in that it is one of the only tools of its kind to be accessible to non-technical audiences. That means even you can become a policy analyst and assess the impact of particular strategies to address climate change. En-ROADS has been calibrated to align with the top energy models in the world and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest assessment report (AR5). En-ROADS was developed by Climate Interactive in partnership with the MIT Sloan System Dynamics Group.
World Energy Simulation
Along with En-ROADS, we are releasing a new climate and energy simulation exercise, World Energy. World Energy is a group role-playing simulation game where participants play business, civil society, and government leaders trying to limit climate change to 2 degrees Celsius.
In the exercise, participants negotiate and try out different measures like subsidies, carbon pricing, or energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals are then tested using En-ROADS, which provides participants science-based feedback on their policy and investment proposals. World Energy enables participants to explore policy impacts in a way that is consistent with the best available science but that does not prescribe what should be done to confront global warming.
All materials are free and open to the public – run the exercise in your classroom, workplace, or community!