February 2, 2017 1:00pm- – 2:30pm
School of Natural Resources and Environment, Dana 3556
Massimo Tavoni, Department of Management, Politecnico di Milano
Title: Modeling the Climate Change Challenge
Abstract: Understanding climate change requires a major integration of different disciplines, from social sciences to environmental science to technology. This talk will describe how integrated assessment tools can help model climate change and inform the policy debate. We will discuss the major challenges and opportunities of transitioning towards a low carbon society, highlighting the repercussions on the economic and energy systems, the role of international climate cooperation, and the inequalities and uncertainties characterizing the climate impacts. The results of numerical and empirical models will be used to discuss the role of climate and energy policies in managing the climate challenge.