Presenting an approach to estimate climate change impacts across different economic sectors
What is it about?
Climate impact assessments usually rely on modeling approaches that are either comprehensive but inflexible and inefficient, or lacking sufficient detail. Here we describe a framework to assess multi-sectoral climate impacts and show its capability and timely responsiveness to new policies.
Why is it important?
With such a modeling framework, we can conduct a multi-sectoral assessment of climate impacts under a range of consistent and integrated economic and climate scenarios that are responsive to new policies and business expectations. We illustrate the effectiveness of the framework by conducting a multi-sectoral climate impact assessment focusing on ocean acidification, air quality, water resources and agriculture under scenarios that include expectations from the Paris Agreement and a stabilization at 2ºC warming. This framework can be used to assess existing environmental and energy policies and help design new ones.
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