World Energy: A Climate and Energy Policy Negotiation Game by MIT

This simulation is free.

World Energy is a group role-playing simulation where participants test out a mix of policies and strategies that could address climate change.

You will have direct access to it courtesy of the MIT Management Sloan School website / Teaching Resources Library, under their licensing agreement.

World Energy is a group role-playing simulation where participants test out a mix of policies and strategies that could address climate change. In a large group setting, participants play business, civil society, and government leaders representing different sectors that have convened to make commitments that will limit climate change to within 2 degrees Celsius.

Participants discuss, negotiate, and try out possible measures like implementing subsidies, carbon pricing, and energy efficiency technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals are then tested using the energy and economics simulator, En-ROADS, which provides participants with science-based feedback on their policy and investment proposals.

World Energy enables participants to explore the impacts of proposed policies in a way that is consistent with the best available peer-reviewed science but that does not prescribe what should be done.

What you'll learn

To enable participants to learn about climate and energy policy in an interactive setting, and explore the dynamics that arise between various stakeholders and economic sectors when addressing climate change. World Energy focuses on the climate impact of energy supply, agriculture, economic consumption, and more. Participants also develop skills in negotiation, presentation, and policy evaluation.

Requirements

No specific requirements.

Who this simulation is for
  • Anyone interested to learn and experience the intricate issues and challenges of energy and climate change negotiations

This simulation is free. You will have direct access to it and respective resources, as well as all the materials publicly available on the MIT Management Sloan School website / Teaching Resources Library, under their licensing agreement.

To access the simulation on MIT's website here