Imagine a time in the future when the people from all nations of the world decide to address climate change. What is your vision of international success on addressing climate change? The World Climate Simulation helps participants to create a scenario that limits temperature increase to 2 degrees C by 2100 by changing five possible factors – the emissions peak year; the emissions reduction year; the reduction rate; a commitment to reducing deforestation; and a commitment to increasing afforestation. As the participants’ play UN climate negotiators and take up the positions of negotiators of different countries/negotiating blocs, they feel the full weight of delivering an ambitious global climate deal while considering economic impacts, international equity, viability, and other factors important to their nations. The impact of their decisions is demonstrated using C-ROADS, a computer model that enables participants to find out how their decisions impact the global climate system in real-time.
How do I get the content materials for the World Climate Simulation?
These links will give you all the information you require:
Start by reading the Facilitator’s Guide.
It will give you step by step guidelines of how to run World Climate.
Pay attention to any hyperlinks or additional materials mentioned in the
Guide and familiarize yourself with them e.g. the slide sets, the
briefing materials, and C-ROADS.
Download C-ROADS and
start practicing how to create different scenarios and how to explain
to others what is happening on the model (Use the Guide which has tips
on this). Our website has videos on how to use C-ROADS as well as a list
of Frequently Asked Questions on C-ROADS.
Check out the Slide Deck; these
are the slides that you use as the facilitator of World Climate
simulation. They provide a background of climate science and policy, and
impacts of climate change. We regularly upload an updated version; feel
free to ask us. Feel free to be creative and customize World Climate
Simulation to suite your needs and the audience. Some facilitators have
replaced some of the slides with slides of their country climate
information, a video, or even a play on climate change.
The Briefing materials describe
the status of climate policy in each of the negotiating blocs.
Familiarize yourself with them as you can brief your participants on
Recorded Webinars: you can watch past webinars or register to join upcoming webinars which will prepare you for your World Climate Simulation.
Evaluation surveys: Download here
pre- and post-surveys that you give participants to fill in before and
after the World Climate Simulation. This is part of a research effort of
Climate Interactive and UMass to help us assess the impacts of World
Climate Simulations on learning and behaviour change.
Join our Online Google community
and start asking any kind of questions that you may have as you
organize your event. This way you will learn how others are conducting
World Climate events across the world and share your experiences with
World Climate Simulation event poster: with a pdf editor software, you can edit this flyer for
your event communication and dissemination. World Climate Simulations
are now accredited as UNFCCC COP 22 events, and therefore, once you have
registered an event, do let us know and we shall send you the COP22
logo. Remember to share the poster with us so that we can publicize your
event through our social media networks.
Register your event.
It helps us keep track of all registered events, and connect you with
people in your region that might be of help in facilitating World
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and
keep us updated with photos of your event, videos, and anecdotes from
the participants. We also encourage you to write a blogpost to be
featured on our website.
How much does it cost to use World Climate simulation materials?
FREE! Climate Interactive is happy to make the entire world Climate Materials Pack available for free to everyone around the world. Whether you’re a UN delegate, high school student, university professor, religious group, or business, all the materials required to host a successful experience are available at no charge on our website. We only ask that at a minimum you register your events with us.
Is there a limitation to the number of participants?
No. However, for a first event, we recommend you start with a small number of participants and then increase this as you gain confidence in facilitation. If you have a small group, you may use our 3-region version, which divides the participants into three groups. For this use C-Learn (only accessible online) or C-ROADS in 3-region mode. For larger groups, we recommend using the 6-region mode in C-ROADS and dividing your participants into 6 groups for an engaging and dynamic event.
How do I report back after the event?
Ask participants to fill out an evaluation before and after the
event and send them into us, along with filling out the facilitators
evaluation form. This helps our ongoing research on the learning impact
of World Climate. Learn more here.
us photos, blog posts and even videos taken during the event for us to
learn what happened and to share with others to inspire them to run a
World Climate Simulation. Feel free to communicate in any way
appropriate to you. A blog post of your experiences is always a great
report back to us. You can write up one and we shall help edit and
publish on our blog. We can be reached at email@example.com.
Any suggestions on the sustainability and any other information I need to know?
I would recommend you consider becoming an expert facilitator of
World Climate Simulations. It is a platform for social and active
learning. You can run it with different audiences and in different
places. If you do so, you will receive updates from us on what is
changing, and how best you can be part of the community as expert
facilitators. You will also get connected to a global community of world
climate facilitators and ambassadors. We are encouraging facilitators
to also integrate World Climate Simulations in their capacity building
and decision-making programmes at an organization level as it’s a very
useful tool for communication and behavior change.
Additionally, you can also train others to become facilitators. This
will be important in increasing the capacity of many people on climate
change and empowering them to take action. Our aim is to help people
change their way of thinking and taking action on climate challenges,
and move towards low-carbon development. By facilitating World Climate
Simulations, you will be playing your role in inspiring action on