Climate Interactive is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank that grew out of MIT Sloan in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Climate Interactive creates interactive, easy-to-use, and scientifically rigorous tools that help people understand how to address the complex, interconnected challenges that affect our lives on Earth. Based on a long tradition of system dynamics modeling that explores the interplay between the human economy and the Earth’s systems, Climate Interactive’s simulations help people see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address the biggest challenges we face. Simulations provided cover a range of topics, from climate change to clean energy to disaster risk reduction and resilience. Some of these tools are designed for policy makers, others for teachers and citizens. Climate Interactive offers workshops and presentations on systems thinking especially in the context of energy, climate, and environmental challenges. Climate Interactive was named the top US Energy and Environment think tank, by Prospect Magazine. Through our diffusion efforts, leaders from over 85 countries have used our tools to make a difference. We help companies, community groups and governments improve their strategies, pointing them toward high-leverage approaches. Our achievements include
- Briefing dozens of US Senators, Representatives, and their staffers from both sides of the aisle using the En-ROADS simulation.
- Creating shifts in spending and policy that improve both racial equity and climate resilience (working with partners in Atlanta, Georgia, USA).
- Our simulators have been used by the US State Department, the Chinese Government, and the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s office.
- The concept of Multisolving, coined at Climate Interactive, is being put into practice in local communities, cities, states, and nations around the world.
- Partners have used our simulators in universities, communities, governments and businesses in 88 countries, engaging over 55,000 registered participants.