The En-ROADS Climate Workshop

Simulating Global Solutions

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop helps build support for strategies to address climate change via interactive testing of the cutting-edge simulation model En-ROADS. The resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.

The workshop has been run for the U.S. Congress, Stattnet 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).

The workshop is designed to be run by anyone dedicated enough to learn its facilitation – and can be run both in-person and online. Materials, training, and the simulation are all free thanks to generous philanthropic support.

HOW IT WORKS (in brief)

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop can be run for both in-person and online audiences. 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 separately or as a package in the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator, so participants can see the impact on global temperature and other factors.

The workshop can be very brief, or cover a half day, and can include any number of people. However, a workshop running 60-90 minutes and for a group of 10-30 people seems to work best.

Have a question about the En-ROADS Workshop, the model, running an event, or other related topics? Be sure to check out the Climate Interactive Support Desk to explore our FAQs or ask a specific question.

Not the right fit? We offer several other engaging group experiences – such the Climate Action Simulation, a game which can be used to achieve similar outcomes utilizing a role-play structure. Or, explore the En-ROADS Guided Assignment, a resource ideal for educators and climate leaders which utilizes a guided video and worksheet to introduce groups to the En-ROADS simulator and key climate solutions.

Learn How to Lead It

Explore the following resources to learn how to lead the En-ROADS Climate Workshop – either online or in-person.

Workshop Materials

Looking to run an En-ROADS Workshop in a language other than English? Explore this worksheet to see what resources we have available.

The main things you need to run the workshop are: 

  • 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.
  • Multisolving and En-ROADS Supplemental Slides – A slide deck to be used when presenting an En-ROADS Workshop which also explores concepts of multisolving. This deck specifically includes slides on multisolving case studies, GREAT database, and academic studies on co-benefits.

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.

Share 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. The following materials can help you spread the word about your upcoming event:

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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 yourself? Invite your group to take part in one of our up-coming online workshops, explore our En-ROADS community forums to connect to a facilitator in your area, or ask our team or an Ambassador to host your event for you – either online or in-person.

Register Your Event

Have you run the En-ROADS Climate Workshop event or have one planned? Great! Make sure to register your event below. Registering your event allows us to share future updates to the materials and connects you to our global community.

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