Climate Interactive creates interactive, easy-to-use, and scientifically rigorous simulations that enable people to see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address the biggest challenges we face. Our simulations are built using the long tradition of system dynamics modeling out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All of our simulations are created out of a common set of principles, and are:
THINKING-, LEARNING-, AND ACTION-ORIENTED: Our simulations are designed to support conversations in groups who wish to test their assumptions, create customized scenarios, and share their insights with others.
COMPLEMENTARY, NON-COMPETITIVE: Our simulations tend to complement other analysis, like those from more disaggregated models, and are scaled to run on personal computers for widespread use.
TRANSPARENT, OPEN: Equations, assumptions, parameters, and data are accessible and shared.
Focus on Solutions
Explore a solutions simulator that models policies for energy, transportation, land use, and new technologies to limit climate change.
Focus on Countries
Simulate national and regional greenhouse gas reductions for China, US, EU, India and others to meet Paris Agreement targets.
WORKSHOPS & GAMES
As John Sterman says, “Research shows that showing people research doesn’t work,” so we create experiences for people to use our tools with their peers to enable deeper understanding of the systems shaping our world. This approach comes from MIT Sloan School of Management where these types of interactive exercises are used to train top business leaders. Our workshops and games have been used with a wide range of audiences from heads of state to middle school students.
Focus on Solutions
With a group, explore climate solutions — solar, forests, carbon pricing, electric cars and more — in the En-ROADS simulator.
Role-Play Game Focus on Solutions
Lead an engaging role-playing game using En-ROADS where participants are oil executives, activists, heads of state, and others.
Role-Play Game Focus on Countries
Play a mock-UN climate negotiation role-playing game with C-ROADS where participants are US, China, India, EU, and other UN negotiators.
Role-Play Game Focus on Agriculture
As the leaders of “Agritopia”, you’re challenged with deciding national agricultural policy, including land-use, livestock, crop practices, and more.
This assignment guides students in creating an En-ROADS scenario and reflecting on the implications of their decisions.
Explore the relationship between carbon emissions and atmospheric carbon dioxide with this interactive animation.