Climate Change and Economic Growth: Impacts and Interactions

18 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2010

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Roberto Roson

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy; Loyola Andalucia University

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe

World Bank

Date Written: April 23, 2010

Abstract

An integrated assessment model (ENVISAGE), including a CGE-based economic module and a climate module, is used to assess the effects of a variety of economic impacts induced by climate change. These impacts include: sea level rise, variations in crop yields, water availability, human health, tourism, energy demand. Two scenarios are compared: a baseline growth path, disregarding any climate change effect, and a counterfactual case, accounting for the impacts. The model assesses the overall magnitude of the impacts, their regional distribution, and the contribution of each specific impact to the overall variation of income and welfare. Results (e.g., on real GDP) show that climate change impacts are substantial, especially for developing countries and in the long run.

Keywords: Climate Change, Integrated Assessment, Dynamic General Equilibrium

JEL Classification: C68, D58, F43, F47, Q54, Q56

Suggested Citation

Roson, Roberto and van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique, Climate Change and Economic Growth: Impacts and Interactions (April 23, 2010). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 07_10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1594708 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1594708

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