C-ROADS is a computer simulation that is oriented towards decision-makers that helps users understand the long-term climate impacts of policy scenarios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It allows for the rapid summation of national greenhouse gas reduction pledges in order to show the long-term impact on our climate.
The name “C-ROADS”, stands for “Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support" simulator. C-ROADS is easily used by non-modelers, and runs in less than 0.1 second on a laptop computer. It has undergone a scientific review from an independent team of respected climate scientists, climate modelers, and system dynamicists. C-ROADS was developed to provide an easy to use tool whose results give users a rapid overview of the long-term impacts of the UN climate negotiations proposals.