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Improving the Assessment and Valuation of Climate Change Impacts for Policy and Regulatory Analysis: Research on Climate Change Impacts and Associated Economic Damages

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Subject:
1. Benefits Analysis
5. Distribution and Equity
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Mortality
1. Benefits Analysis - Risk Communication and Other
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Other
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Other
Environmental Media:
a. Air
a. Air - Mobile Source
a. Air - Stationary Source
Authors:
Anthoff, David
Carney, Karen
Cline, William
Cooley, Sarah
Cropper, Maureen
Finnoff, David
Ebi, Kristie
Gleditsch, Nils Petter
Gruenspecht, Howard
Hurd, Brian
Janetos, Anthony
Knutson, Tom
Krupnick, Alan
McElhany, Paul
McLeman, Robert
Mendelsohn, Robert
Nicholls, Robert
Oppenheimer, Michael
Rosenzweig, Cynthia
Sathaye, Jayant
Schlenker, Wolfram
Sohngen, Brent
Strzepek, Ken
Tol, Richard
Yohe, Gary
Whitehead, John
EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Elizabeth Kopits
Geographic Area:
Global
Study Purpose:
Methodology Development & Evaluation
Report Series:
Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop
Inventory Record #: EE-0566
List of all reports in the Series:
1) Stated Preference: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go?
2) Economic Research and Policy Concerning Water Use and Management, Proceedings of the Third Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
3) Economic Analysis and Land Use Policy, Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
4) Valuing and Managing Ecosystems: Economic Research Sponsored by NSF/EPA, Proceedings of the first Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
5) Community Based Environmental Decision Making, Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
6) Valuing Health for Environmental Policy with Special Emphasis on Children's Health Protection, Proceedings of the Second Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
7) Economic Valuation of Mortality Risk Reduction: Assessing the State of the Art for Policy Applications
8) Market Mechanisms and Incentives: Applications to Environmental Policy, Proceedings of a Workshop Sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Economics and National Center for Environmental Research
9) Valuing Environmental Health Risk Reductions to Children
10) Corporate Environmental Behavior and the Effectiveness of Government Interventions
11) Valuation of Ecological Benefits: Improving the Science Behind Policy Decisions
12) Socio-economic Causes and Consequences of Future Environmental Changes Workshop
13) Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop
14) Morbidity and Mortality: How Do We Value the Risk of Death and Illness?
15) Market Mechanisms and Incentives: Applications to Environmental Policy
16) Valuation for Environmental Policy: Ecological Benefits
17) Analytical Methods for Assessing the Environmental Justice Implications of Environmental Regulations
18) Improving the Assessment and Valuation of Climate Change Impacts for Policy and Regulatory Analysis: Modeling Climate Change Impacts and Associated Economic Damages
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20) Benefits of Environmental Information Disclosure
21) Benefits Transfer Workshop Proceedings
22) Advancing the Theory and Methods for Understanding Employment Effects of Environmental Regulation

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EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCER) and Climate Change Division (CCD), together with DOE’s Office of Policy and International Affairs sponsored a two-day workshop on Modeling Climate Change Impacts and Associated Economic Damages. This was the second in an EPA/DOE workshop series, "Improving the Assessment and Valuation of Climate Change Impacts for Policy and Regulatory Analysis."

The impetus for this workshop series was the 2009-2010 inter-agency 'social cost of carbon' workgroup that used the DICE, FUND, and PAGE integrated assessment models to estimate time paths of the social cost of carbon for use in future U.S. government regulatory analyses. A summary of the workgroup's findings (854K) is available. The U.S. government’s intention is to revise these estimates, taking into account new research findings that were not included in the first round. To help motivate and inform this process, EPA and DOE are hosting a series of workshops. The November 18-19, 2010, workshop focused on conceptual and methodological issues related to integrated assessment modeling and valuing climate change impacts, along with methods of incorporating these estimates into policy analysis. The second workshop (January 27-28, 2011) reviewed research on estimating impacts and valuing damages on a sectoral basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Kopits (Kopits.elizabeth@epa.gov) or Charles Griffiths (Griffiths.charles@epa.gov).

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Workshop Agenda (126.7K)

Introduction

Sessions covering research on various impact categories:

Storms and Other Extreme Weather Events

Water Resources

Agriculture

Human Health

Sea Level Rise

Marine Ecosystems and Resources

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Forestry

Energy Production and Consumption

Socio-economic and Geopolitical Impacts

Panel Discussion: Incorporating Research on Climate Change Impacts into Integrated Assessment Modeling
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Date Linked: 02/17/2011

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