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A modelling framework for assessing the economic impact of climate change in the Caribbean

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A modelling framework for assessing the economic impact of climate change in the Caribbean

Author: Roson, Roberto Physical Description: p. 23-35; grafs., tabls. Date: December 2013 ECLAC symbol: LC/G.2597-P

Description

The eclac-Climate Impacts Assessment Model (CIAM) is a modelling platform that
has been created to assess the economic consequences of climate change in the
Caribbean. The model can be freely accessed, downloaded and even modified.
The version available is a full-fledged model which can readily be used to conduct
simulation exercises. This paper provides a general description of the model and
an illustrative simulation exercise. Our results from this exercise highlight the fact
that the Caribbean is a highly vulnerable region where climate change is expected
to generate sizeable and negative economic consequences.