Assessment and Communication of the Social Science of Climate Change: Bridging Research and Policy

7 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2015

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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Charles D. Kolstad

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics

Robert N. Stavins

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); Resources for the Future; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: February 25, 2015

Abstract

On February 18-20, 2015, twenty-four experts gathered in Berlin to explore approaches to improving the process by which research on climate change is assessed -- with a focus on the social-sciences (economics, political science, policy studies). The workshop was sponsored by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, and the Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center. Leaders of three of the sponsoring organizations, Carlo Carraro (FEEM), Charles Kolstad (Stanford University), and Robert Stavins (Harvard Kennedy School), have prepared a memorandum drawing from the workshop. The memo describes the specific challenges and opportunities facing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and provides recommendations for improving the IPCC's process of assessing scientific research on climate change.

Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainable Development

JEL Classification: Q5

Suggested Citation

Eni Enrico Mattei, Fondazione and Kolstad, Charles D. and Stavins, Robert N., Assessment and Communication of the Social Science of Climate Change: Bridging Research and Policy (February 25, 2015). Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), February 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2571321

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Charles D. Kolstad

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Robert N. Stavins (Contact Author)

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