Climate Action Simulation with iACADEMY in Manila

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Be one of 15 PAAC students to join 15 students from iACADEMY, a school in Manila, Philippines, to participate in a virtual Climate Action Simulation hosted by PAAC. Find out which solutions are most effective in combating climate change AND get to know young people in the Philippines. 

Sunday, January 31, 2021, 4:00-6:30 PM

-The time is different from typical PAAC events due to the time difference with the Philippines
-Free and open to all high school students in Hawaii
-Maximum 15 students, first-come, first-serve

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM



* Computer or laptop capable of running Zoom with the video function on
* Internet connection
* A Zoom link and reminder email will be sent to all registered participants before the event.

About the Simulation

The Climate Action Simulation is an interactive, role-playing activity. Participants will be assigned one of six roles: Conventional Energy; Clean Tech; Land, Agriculture, & Forestry; Industry & Commerce; World Governments; and Climate Justice Hawks. Each role comes with a 1-page brief detailing your stakeholder's interests.

There are 18 potential actions you can take to address the climate crisis. Working with your group members, you must discuss and identify which actions you wish to take while staying true to your stakeholder interests. The ultimate goal is to keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and ideally 1.5 degrees Celsius–the goal of the Paris Agreement.

The simulation utilizes EN-ROADS, a computer simulator that visually represents the impact of proposed climate actions on global temperature rise in real time. The EN-ROADS simulator is based on the best scientific understanding of climate change and has been used by top policy makers at the United Nations to assess the impact of climate policies.


In addition to 15 Hawaii students, 15 undergraduate students (ages 18-22) from iACADEMY will participate in the simulation. Each stakeholder team will be comprised of PAAC and iACADEMY students. 

iACADEMY is a school located in Makati, Philippines. Founded in 2002, iACADEMY’s specialized programs in Computing, Business and Liberal Arts, and Design were developed to address the mismatch between graduates of academic institutions and the actual needs of the industry. Today, iACADEMY has a total of nine (9) Senior High School programs and thirteen (13) specialized undergraduate degree programs which are all geared towards preparing students for a highly competitive professional world.