Abstract for: Climate Action Simulation and En-ROADS Training

NOTE Maximum capacity: 45. Simulation-based roleplay with the global climate-energy simulation model En-ROADS for policy makers and educators. The climate and energy infrastructures are tightly coupled complex dynamical systems driven by multiple feedback processes, accumulations, time delays and nonlinearities. However, research shows poor understanding of these processes is widespread, even among highly educated people with technical backgrounds. Climate Interactive, MIT Sloan, UMass Lowell, and ESB Business School respond by offering the “Climate Action Simulation”, a simulation-based role-play exercise that helps a wide range of people try out and explore the policies and investment scenarios that allow them to reach their goals on climate change. With a focus on the mix of solutions that will lead to a more stable climate, this simulation can inspire hope that is grounded in our best understanding of the dynamics of the energy and climate system. The team will train participants in how to lead the workshop effectively. The workshop is organized into five sessions. Not all need to be attended.