What will it take to limit global warming to below 2°C or even 1.5°C? Energy@Stanford & SLAC 2020 participants worked together to tackle this important question.
Using the En-ROADS simulator, students worked in small teams to develop a scenario that limits global warming, preserves and creates a healthy economy, promotes equity and a just transition, and protects the environment. En-ROADS is a policy simulation model developed by Climate Interactive, Ventana Systems, and MIT Sloan that allows users to explore the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties.
Teams submitted a short video presentation of their scenarios on Wednesday, and three finalists were chosen to discuss their scenarios with the cohort. The class voted to choose a winner and each member of the winning team received a prize.