International workshop on “Numerical Climate Coalition Models: A Modelling Comparison Exercise”
09:00 - 14:00
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) organise the International Workshop on "Numerical Climate Coalition Models: A Modelling Comparison Exercise"to be held on January 24th-25th, 2013 on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy.
About the workshop
The workshop aims at discussing results from a comparison exercise using state-of-the art numerical climate coalition models.
Accordingly, the workshop will be structured along the following objectives:
Numerical models are used to explore climate coalition formation in an empirically based cost-benefit structure. Two topics where these numerical models give particularly valuable insights beyond those from their analytical counterparts are
(i) the impact of asymmetry, i.e. the regional heterogeneity observed across the world, and (ii) quantitative estimates (of the order-of-magnitudes), in particular when trade-offs leave the net effects on, say, coalition stability or free-riding incentives ambiguous.
For these questions, both the mechanics and the calibration of the models are of central importance, but the uncertainties are large. It is hence an asset of this comparison exercise to use multiple models: this will make uncertainty more transparent, help to identify robust results, and enable learning from the differences.
The workshop is upon invitation only.