The En-ROADS Climate Workshop


What is the En-ROADS Workshop?

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop is an interactive experience which helps build support for strategies to address climate change through the testing of the En-ROADS Climate Simulator. The resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.

The workshop has been run for the U.S. Congress, Statnet in Norway, a community group in Atlanta, the Energy Transition Forum in London, HSBC bank, the U.S. Climate Action Network, the UN Secretary-General’s Office, and many others. Participants at GreenBiz 2020 rated it the best session of the conference (learn more about En-ROADS use in the business sector).

Co-developed with the MIT Sustainability Initiative, the workshop is set up as an interactive group learning experience that promotes greater understanding of the causes of climate change and the solutions essential to mitigating it. It is framed by the En-ROADS simulator, which allows participants to explore and rapidly assess the impacts of different solutions to climate change—like energy supply subsidies, energy efficiency, or land use changes. The workshop is designed to be run by anyone dedicated enough to learn its facilitation, and can be run both in-person and online.

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How does it work?

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop is an interactive group exercise guided by a trained facilitator where people work together to test solutions for addressing climate change. In the workshop, participants propose climate solutions such as energy efficiency, carbon pricing, fossil fuel taxes, reducing deforestation, and carbon dioxide removal. The facilitator then tests these approaches in the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator, so participants can see the impact on global temperature and other factors in real-time. The goal of the workshop is to create a scenario that limits global warming to well below 2°C and aims for 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the international goals formally recognized in the Paris climate agreement.

The workshop can be run online or in-person and can accommodate groups of any size. People from all different backgrounds and levels of familiarity with climate change can learn from this experience. The workshop can be very brief, or cover a half day, and can include any number of people. Materials, training, and the simulation are all free, and many resources are offered in several languages.

Leading the Workshop

Anyone with enough interest and dedication can learn to lead the En-ROADS Climate Workshop. People of many ages, backgrounds, and expertises run the workshop in diverse environments – from the halls of U.S. Congress to corporate boardrooms to primary classrooms.

You can learn how to run the En-ROADS Climate Workshop by taking part in the free online Mastering En-ROADS Training Program, or by exploring our workshop facilitation resources. Get started today!

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We offer a variety of materials that support facilitation and organization of the En-ROADS Climate Workshop – from training guides, to tutorial videos, to flyers to advertise your event. Our materials are:

Find a Facilitator

Do you have a specific audience who you believe could greatly benefit from experiencing the En-ROADS Climate Workshop, but aren’t able to facilitate it yourself? Invite your group to take part in one of our up-coming online workshops, or ask an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador to host your event for you – either online or in-person.

If you are still unable to find what you need, or have a very specific request, please feel free to contact our team with an inquiry.

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