What you need to get started
Get the last version of all of the below materials in one click by downloading our World Climate Toolkit-English or French
Items for facilitators:
World Climate Facilitator Guide – leads you through key concepts in running World Climate, from preparation and room setup to sample scripts and debrief techniques. Updated June 2016. Also available in French. Save paper while printing with the English booklet version.
Presentation Slides – facilitator’s slide sets containing background materials and instructions. Available Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Items to provide to participants:
Briefing Materials – printed handouts for participants, including sets for 3 or 6-regions. Updated August 2015, available in German, Farsi, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Additional Videos – includes videos of segments of World Climate live runs.
See photos of World Climate being played around the world.
Learn more about our research of the learning impacts of World Climate.
Join our Facebook group for World Climate facilitators to learn and share stories, tips, and best practices.
World Climate: A Role-Play Simulation of Global Climate Negotiations – paper in Simulation and Gaming that explains the game and insights audiences can gain from this type of exercise.
C-ROADS Reference Guide – contains the purpose, structure, assumptions, and testing results of the simulator.
Climate interactive: the C-ROADS climate policy model – paper in System Dynamics Review that describes the structure and calibration of C-ROADS, as well as how it is used by UNFCCC parties.
Management Flight Simulators to Support Climate Negotiations – paper in Environmental Modelling and Software that further discusses the need for and use of the C-ROADS model.
Agreement Template – printable “official” agreement that participants sign to formalize the commitments they make through the exercise.
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.
Table Labels (6-region) & Table Labels (3-region) – printable table tents for the tables of groups. Also available in Russian (6-region), Farsi (6-region) & (3-region), and Portuguese (6-region) & (3-region).
World Climate in 20 minutes – guide for running a World Climate game in just 20 minutes.
Compounded Emissions Decline – spreadsheet showing compounded emissions decline over time for different annual rates of decline.
Suggested Exercise Timelines – breakdown to guide you through each stage of your World Climate event whether you are holding it for 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2-2.5 hours, or 3 hours.