If you haven’t already, complete our En-ROADS training plan to learn how to lead the Climate Action Simulation, and then return here to retrieve materials for running the game.
The Climate Action Simulation has been run by people of all backgrounds and skill sets. With a little preparation you can lead this highly engaging exercise and enable people to explore what is needed to address the climate challenge. The Climate Action Simulation can be run both in-person and online. Find all the materials below.
Looking for a student homework or in-class assignment? We’ve developed this student activity, which guides students in creating an En-ROADS scenario and reflecting on the implications of their decisions. This is an individual computer assignment, and it can be used in addition to the game or as a separate activity.
Materials for Facilitators
Quick download of all materials – includes presentation slides, the facilitator guide, the one page guide to the control panel, briefing materials, name tag templates, and table labels.
The Climate Action Simulation Facilitator Guide – Learn how to lead the simulation with this comprehensive instruction manual that walks you through key concepts in running the Climate Action Simulation, from preparation and room setup, to sample scripts and debrief techniques.
Presentation Slides– Present these slides to participants, which include roleplay instructions, background information, and data on climate impacts. These slides will serve as your guide throughout the different aspects of the game.
Supplemental Slides – Pick and choose from these additional slides to include in your presentation.
The En-ROADS Simulator – Participants will use the En-ROADS climate solutions simulation model to determine the effects of their decisions on the climate in real-time.
US vs. Global Supplemental Slides – Explore this additional slide deck with key statistics from the U.S. as they pertain to each of the 18 actions (sliders) in En-ROADS. Have a version of this slide deck for your country or region? Feel free to send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share with others!
Running the game online?
Watch an Video Tutorial – Explore this tutorial video to learn how to setup the event, navigate game mechanics, and run a successful session of the Climate Action Simulation.
Use this Online Worksheet to assign your participants roles ahead of time, provide their briefing sheets, and virtual backgrounds. We recommend “copy and pasting” the contents of this sheet to your own version so that you can edit and share with your participants.
Supplemental Slides for Zoom Mechanics – Add these slides to your slide deck if you are presenting the Climate Action Simulation online using Zoom to help orient participants to the Zoom software controls.
Materials to Provide to Participants
Briefing Statements – These sheets provide background information used to orient participants within the Climate Action Simulation to their assigned roles. Participants are divided into teams that represent different global stakeholders of business, government, and civil society who can drive climate solutions. Typically the Climate Action Simulation is played with teams divided into 6 stakeholder groups: Clean Tech, Conventional Energy, Industry & Commerce, World Governments, and Climate Justice Hawks.
However, you may choose to change your groups based on the nature and/or size of your audience. Additionally, we offer an 8 stakeholder version of the game. Here you can chose to add roles for the following additional country groups, instead of just “World Governments”. Feel free to also create your own groups.
The En-ROADS Student Assignment– A worksheet which guides students in creating an En-ROADS scenario and reflecting on the implications of their decisions. This is an individual computer assignment, and it can be used in addition to the game or as a separate activity.
Register your event
Have you planned or already run a Climate Action Simulation event? Great! Make sure to register your event below. Registering your event allows us know who is running the game around the world.