Climate and Energy Policy Negotiation Game
What policies would you choose to enable a future that:
- stabilizes global warming well below 2 degrees C temperature rise, or even 1.5 degrees C?
- supports economic health?
- provides for equity?
- minimizes environmental damages?
- is viable if human civilization is at its best?
For World Energy, participants are divided into teams that represent different sectors and negotiate with each other to come up with a global energy scenario that could lead to a safe and equitable clean energy future. Each team controls a handful of levers that are related to their sector and can be adjusted in the computer simulation En-ROADS. For example, the group focusing on energy supply has control over the levers that drive investment in renewable, gas, nuclear, and coal energy. Groups then present their plans and it is compiled and analyzed in real-time with En-ROADS.
Feedback we’ve heard
“This should be a required exercise for all leaders, politicians, students, and citizens of the World.”
-Participant from the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit
“[Climate Interactive’s] software speaks numbers, not spin – and in the end it’s the numbers that count.”
– Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org
“Drew Jones’ facilitation of the World Energy Simulation with the Leadership North Carolina Class XXIII engaged leaders from across sectors in an interactive, thought-provoking and solutions-focused discussion about strategies and policies to address global climate change. I think we all walked away with a better understanding of the complex energy and climate system and hope in our collective ability to drive a more sustainable future.”
– Jessica Thomas, Director, Business Sustainability Collaborative