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Climate change poses serious financial, health and property risks both to major industrial sectors and to the public. Characterizing the economic impacts, and quantifying relevant risk-based uncertainties, are critical for establishing resilient and equitable strategies for the future. This workshop will bring together students, researchers, and stakeholders from diverse disciplinary areas to address economic impacts of climate and weather across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. We will explore new ideas and approaches to connecting academic research with stakeholder and private sector interests, in particular using applied mathematical, statistical, and econometric methods.
This workshop will include a poster session. In order to propose a poster, you must first register for the workshop, and then submit a poster proposal using the form that will become available on this page after you register. The registration form should not be used to propose a poster. The deadline for proposing a poster is November 30.
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Speaker: Lars Hansen (University of Chicago)
Speaker: Ian Bolliger (BlackRock)
Speaker: Andrew Hultgren (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Speaker: Christian Franzke (Pusan National University)
Speaker: Frances Davenport (Colorado State University, Fort Collins)
Speaker: Marshall Burke (Stanford University)
Speaker: Adam Sobel (Columbia University)
Speaker: Robert Kopp (Rutgers University)
Future sea-level change is characterized by two types of uncertainty: quantifiable uncertainty and unquantifiable ambiguity. Both types are relevant to long-term coastal planning, and communicating them effectively along the boundary chain that runs from research to adaptation policy and practice is a central challenge faced by sea-level scientists seeking to support decision-making. Scientific assessments – including both the global Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate assessment and more targeted, regional sea-level assessments – play key roles in this chain. While assessments have taken diverse approaches to communicating sea-level projection uncertainty, literature evaluating these approaches is limited and unsystematic. Here, we review how past IPCC assessments communicated sea-level projection uncertainty and how this information has been interpreted by regional assessments, as well as alternative approaches used by recent subnational assessments and ways in which regional assessments and policy guidance simplify information for practical use. Building upon lessons from other assessments, the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) communicates quantifiable uncertainty and ambiguity in key tables and figures with the goal of preserving both elements as projections are adapted for regional application.
This is a discussion for all participants–in-person and virtual–of ways forward.
Some questions that might be addressed are:
- What are the most pressing areas for understanding economic impacts of climate, compound extremes, tipping points, etc.?
- How do we effectively bridge the gap between academic research and private sector/industry needs?
VideosBack to top
Uncertainty Quantification, Decision Theory, and the Economics of Climate Change
December 7, 2022
Towards a “Coastal Social Cost of Carbon”: Quantifying Global Coastal Climate Risk from Sea Level Rise and Tropical Cyclone Changes
December 7, 2022
Estimating Global Impacts to Agriculture from Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation
December 7, 2022
Communicating future sea-level rise uncertainty and ambiguity to assessment users
December 9, 2022