Leading the En-ROADS Climate Workshop


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 use En-ROADS, an interactive climate simulator built with MIT Sloan, to test the impact of global climate policies and solutions. The goal of the workshop is to create a scenario using En-ROADS 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.

In the first part of the workshop, participants discuss their own climate actions at any level—individual, business, community, country, or region—and use the En-ROADS simulation model to learn about the global impact if their actions were to spread worldwide. Then, the group determines what else is needed to meet the climate goals and collectively build a climate scenario in En-ROADS together, striving to limit warming to below 2°C. During the second part of the workshop, participants engage in a rich debriefing discussion to explore their feelings, insights, and actions.

The workshop is designed to ground participants in the best available science on climate change and delve into difficult questions with the help of a facilitator and group. Participants can emerge empowered and activated for climate leadership. Watch this brief video overview to learn more about the overall structure of the workshop.

The best way to learn about all things En-ROADS Climate Workshop and how to facilitate it is through the Mastering En-ROADS Training Series. We encourage you to explore and sign up for this free program today!

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Anyone with enough interest and dedication can learn to lead the En-ROADS Climate Workshop. People from all different backgrounds and levels of familiarity with climate change can learn from this experience. The workshop can be run online or in-person and can accommodate groups of any size. All materials needed to run the workshop are free and available online, many of which are offered in a number of languages.

If you have any questions about facilitating the En-ROADS Climate Workshop, please be sure to explore our Frequently Asked Questions or ask our team a question.


The best way to learn how to run the En-ROADS Climate Workshop is by participating in the online Mastering En-ROADS Training Series . This free 8-week program will teach you everything you need to know about the En-ROADS Climate Workshop. In addition, this training will advance your understanding of the En-ROADS Simulator – exploring the dynamics driving our climate and energy system, interdisciplinary climate solutions, advanced facilitation tips, themes of equity and justice, event planning, and more.

By signing up for this course you will join a vibrant community of educators, policymakers, activists, professionals, community organizers, and students who are running their own En-ROADS events – delivering insights, and cultivating climate leadership worldwide.

While you don’t need to complete the Mastering En-ROADS Training Series to run the workshop, exploring videos from the series is the best way to boost your knowledge about the En-ROADS simulator and host a successful event. In particular, we recommend watching videos from Module 3 of the series, “The En-ROADS Climate Workshop”. In addition, The Workshop Facilitator Guide is a comprehensive manual which will walk you through how to organize and lead an En-ROADS Climate Workshop.

If you encounter something you don’t understand along the way, or have other questions, please be sure to explore our Frequently Asked Questions or ask our team a question.

Workshop Materials

When you’re ready to run your workshop, you can find the materials you’ll need to run your event in the section below. We update our materials every few months to keep up with our latest facilitation techniques, simulator updates, and general climate science – so make sure you have the latest version before running your next event! All materials needed to run the workshop are free and available online, many of which are offered in a number of languages.

Essential Workshop Materials:

The En-ROADS Climate Simulator

Access the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator online for free. You will use and display the online simulator throughout the workshop as your core learning and presentation tool.


The En-ROADS Workshop Slide Deck

This slide deck will guide your workshop, and can be customized to better complement your audiences’ interests, location, or any other factors that will enhance your group’s unique experience.


The Workshop Facilitator Guide

The Facilitator Guide is a comprehensive manual which will take you through an overview of the workshop and what it is, event preparation and set-up, how to facilitate the event itself, present En-ROADS dynamics, and more.

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One-page Guide to the Control Panel

This is a guide that provides a basic overview to the main sliders in En-ROADS. This overview panel is often shared to guide participants as part of the En-ROADS workshop.


Quick download of all materials includes presentation slides, the facilitator guide, the one page guide to the control panel, and the Climate Change Fact Sheet.

Supplemental materials:

General Supplemental Slide Deck

Use this deck of supplemental slides to enhance your presentation for the En-ROADS workshop. This explores additional climate impacts, simulator science, model comparisons, and more.


Climate Change Fact Sheet Handout

This handout is a a brief overview on some of the key dynamics of climate change, including greenhouse gas emission levels, trends in sea level rise, and temperature change.


Multisolving and En-ROADS Slide Deck

This slide deck can be used to more deeply consider equity during your workshop and includes multisolving case studies, the GREAT database, and academic studies on co-benefits.

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U.S. vs. Global Statistics Slide Deck

This additional slide deck features key statistics exploring how the United States compares to global scale on emissions and climate policy, exploring how this pertains to each of the 18 action sliders in En-ROADS.


Investor Audience Slide Deck

This slide deck can be used to tailor the En-ROADS workshop to an investor audience. It can help you frame the discussion around their interests while providing concrete examples of investor actions that can move levers.

Investor Audience Slide Deck

En-ROADS Endorsements Slide Deck

This slide deck contains quotes about En-ROADS from distinguished people in government, business, NGOs, academia, and more.


Promote Your Event

Are you or a colleague running the En-ROADS Climate Workshop? Advertising your event can help attract more participants, and also inspire others to lead their own En-ROADS Climate Workshop. To do so, you can download and share a customizable flyer to promote your event – or advertise your way using our communications kit. If you promote your event on social media, be sure to tag Climate Interactive and use the #EnROADS!

Register Your Event

Have you run the En-ROADS Climate Workshop event or have one planned? Great! Make sure to register your event below and we can add it to the map of events all over the world. Registering your event allows us to share future updates to the materials and connects you to our global community.

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