publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Adaptation in integrated assessment modeling: where do we stand?

Anthony G. Patt; Detlef P. van Vuuren; Frans Berkhout; Asbjørn Aaheim; Andries F. Hof; Morna Isaac; Reinhard Mechler;
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  • Published: 15 Oct 2009
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Adaptation is an important element on the climate change policy agenda. Integrated assessment models, which are key tools to assess climate change policies, have begun to address adaptation, either by including it implicitly in damage cost estimates, or by making it an explicit control variable. We analyze how modelers have chosen to describe adaptation within an integrated framework, and suggest many ways they could improve the treatment of adaptation by considering more of its bottom-up characteristics. Until this happens, we suggest, models may be too optimistic about the net benefits adaptation can provide, and therefore may underestimate the amount of mitig...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Global and Planetary Change, Economic model, Economics, Risk analysis (engineering), Control variable, Climate change, Global warming, Cost–benefit analysis, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Adaptive capacity, Vulnerability assessment, Cost estimate, Operations research
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Adaptation in integrated assessment modeling: where do we stand?

Anthony G. Patt; Detlef P. van Vuuren; Frans Berkhout; Asbjørn Aaheim; Andries F. Hof; Morna Isaac; Reinhard Mechler;