En-ROADS User Guide¶
By Andrew Jones, Yasmeen Zahar, Ellie Johnston, John Sterman, Lori Siegel, Cassandra Ceballos, Travis Franck, Florian Kapmeier, Stephanie McCauley, Rebecca Niles, Caroline Reed, Juliette Rooney-Varga, and Elizabeth Sawin
Last updated January 2021
The En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator is a fast, powerful climate simulation tool for understanding how we can achieve our climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies. The simulator focuses on how changes in global GDP, energy efficiency, technological innovation, and carbon price influence carbon emissions, global temperature, and other factors. It is designed to provide a synthesis of the best available science on climate solutions and put it at the fingertips of groups in policy workshops and roleplaying games. These experiences enable people to explore the long-term climate impacts of global policy and investment decisions.
This guide provides background on the dynamics of En-ROADS, tips for using the simulator, general descriptions, real-world examples, slider settings, and model structure notes for the different sliders in En-ROADS.
In addition to this User Guide, there is an extensive Reference Guide that covers model assumptions and structure, as well as references for data sources.
Please visit support.climateinteractive.org for additional inquires and support.
Table of Contents¶
- About En-ROADS
- En-ROADS Tutorial
- En-ROADS Structure
- Kaya Graphs
- Background on En-ROADS Dynamics
- Natural Gas
- New Zero-Carbon
- Carbon Pricing and Energy Standards
- Transport – Energy Efficiency
- Transport – Electrification
- Buildings and Industry - Energy Efficiency
- Buildings and Industry - Electrification
- Population Growth
- Economic Growth
- Methane & Other Gases
- Technological Carbon Dioxide Removal
- Model Comparison - Historical
- En-ROADS Model Version History