The World Climate Simulation game has been run by people of all backgrounds and skill sets. With a little preparation you can lead a highly engaging exercise to enable people to explore what is needed to address the climate challenge.
World Climate Facilitator Guide – Learn how to lead the simulation with this instruction manual that walks you through key concepts in running World Climate, from preparation and room setup, to sample scripts and debrief techniques.
Presentation Slides– Present these slides to your participants, which include role-play instructions, background information, and data on climate impacts.
Supplemental Slides – Pick and choose from these additional slides to include in your presentation.
C-ROADS World Climate – Download or use the online version of our computer simulator designed specifically to support running World Climate and determine the impact from the pledges that participants put forward.
Use this Online Worksheet to assign your participants roles ahead of time, provide their briefing sheets, and virtual backgrounds. We recommend “copy and pasting” the contents of this sheet to your own version so that you can edit and share with your participants.
Supplemental Slides for Zoom Mechanics – Add these slides to your slide deck if you are presenting the World Climate Simulation online using Zoom to help orient participants to the Zoom software controls.
Online Proposal Forms – Copy and paste the contents of this online excel sheet to your own to use to keep track of team proposals throughout the simulation.
Materials to Provide to Participants
Quick Download – includes briefing materials, proposal forms, and table labels. 3-Region & 6-Region.
Briefing Statements – To provide background information used to orient participants in a World Climate Simulation to their assigned roles. You can choose to use the 3 region or the 6 region briefings based on the size of your group and the time allotted. The 3 region version is good for small groups (6-18 people) or for large events with less time, whereas the 6 region version enables greater engagement by all participants. There are also additional briefing statements if you want to include even more roles.
Agreement Template – printable “official” agreement that participants sign to formalize the commitments they make through the exercise.
Data Table – printed handout giving background data on 3 or 6 regions. Available in French.
Temperature Risks – printed handout that further details effects of temperature increase.
Vocabulary List – vocabulary to help middle school students understand concepts in the briefing papers, written by the parent of a 7th grader.
C-ROADS Homework Exercise – A
two-page worksheet appropriate for independent homework or an
in-workshop exercise. Guides someone through connecting to C-ROADS World
Climate, creating a “vision” scenario of success, and reflecting on the
implications of the future that has been imagined.