Here is how to lead the World Climate Simulation:
What you need to get started
- Facilitator Guide – Learn how to lead the simulation with this instruction manual.
- Materials – Get the last version of all the essential materials in one click by downloading our World Climate Toolkit-English, French, German, Spanish or Turkish.
- Simulator – Then download C-ROADS World Climate and you are ready to start! You can also use the online version of C-ROADS World Climate.
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, German, Spanish, and Turkish. Save paper while printing with the English booklet version.
Presentation Slides – facilitator’s slide sets containing background materials and instructions. Available Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.
C-ROADS World Climate – a computer simulator designed specifically to support running World Climate and determine the impact from the pledges that participants put forward. Runs online and is available for download on Mac and Windows. Also, available in French.
Items to provide to participants:
Briefing Materials – printed handouts for participants, including sets for 3 or 6-regions. Updated August 2017, available in Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Turkish.
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), German (6-region) & (3-region), Hungarian (3-region), Portuguese (6-region) & (3-region), and Turkish (6-region) & (3-region).
Videos & More:
Videos including segments of World Climate live runs.
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.
Want to lead World Climate, but feeling like you need assistance? Contact us and we’ll point you to someone in your area who can help.
Readings & Tips:
Tips for running World Climate with children – as young as 7-8 years old.
Tips for running World Climate with younger people – how to run World Climate with 10-17 year olds.
Tips for running World Climate with large groups – how to run World Climate with groups as large as 100, 400 etc.
World Climate: A Role-Play Simulation of Global Climate Negotiations – paper in Simulation and Gaming that explains the game and insights audiences can gain.
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.
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.
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 Simulation 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.