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C-LEARN Overview

Model name C-LEARN

Brief description C-LEARN is a simplified, Web-accessible version of the Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator. C-ROADS is designed for use by policy makers to enable real time assessment of proposals under consideration as a part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process and similar international negotiations over emission reduction and land use.

Model developer(s) Tom Fiddaman, Lori S. Siegel, Elizabeth Sawin, Andrew P. Jones, John Sterman

Institutional affiliation of developer(s) Sustainability Institute, Ventana Systems, and System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Date created 2008

Date of most recent revision 2009

Model accessibility C-LEARN is available on the Web at C-ROADS can be run on a personal computer using VenSim, a simulation application developed by Ventana Systems. C-ROADS is currently used in workshops and events moderated by members of the Climate Interactive team.

Documentation Tom Fiddaman, Lori S. Siegel, Elizabeth Sawin, Andrew P. Jones, and John Sterman. C-ROADS Simulator Reference Guide.

Key publications

Robert Watson, Eric Beinhocker, Bert de Vries, Klaus Hasselmann, David Lane, Jorgen Randers, and Stephen Schneider. February 2009 (see here for a brief description of and summary of findings from the scientific review process).

Elizabeth R. Sawin, Andrew P. Jones, Tom Fiddaman, Lori S. Siegel, Diana Wright, Travis Franck, Andreas Barkman, Tom Cummings, Felicitas von Peter, Jacqueline McGlade, Robert W. Corell, and John Sterman. Using C-ROADS—A Simple Computer Simulation of Climate Change—To Support Long-Term Climate Policy. Climate Change—Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions Conference, University of Copenhagen. March 2009.