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Environmental Modeling & Assessment

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 691–701 | Cite as

The Contribution of Mathematical Models to Climate Policy Design: a Researcher’s Perspective

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Abstract

Energy and the environment are closely interconnected. In particular, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are major contributors to climate change. To analyze options within the energy sector to curb greenhouse gas emissions, or to study alternative climate strategies such as adaptation and geoengineering measures, policy-makers can rely on mathematical decision support models, in particular E3 (economy/energy/environment) models and integrated assessment models (IAMs). This paper reviews some of my recent contributions to climate policy design using different types of E3 models and IAMs.

Keywords

Climate change Climate policy Energy policy Integrated assessment models Mathematical models in economy/energy/environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GERAD and Department of Decision SciencesHEC MontréalMontréalCanada

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