Living Standards and Economic Performance with Ambitious Climate Action – Briefing Paper

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An enormous amount of effort has been invested in modelling the economic impacts of climate change policy options and emissions pathways in order to inform policy decision-making. However, due to the complexity and diversity of many of these models , translating their results into implications for living standards can be difficult. The first part of this paper reviews the common policy findings emerging from a cross section of these models, while the second part examines how a sub-set of well known and widely used models have presented their findings. This second component of the research is
interested in drawing attention to the importance of communication in allowing diverse stakeholders to use and understand model results.

Author: Sonja Klinsky, Steve Hatfield-Dodds and Emi Mizuno
Year: 2012
Type: Policy briefs
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