Aggregating, presenting and valuing climate change impacts

This report aims to provide a picture of the impact of climate change resulting from the emissions of greenhouse gasses.

In preparing the report, the authors took the following into consideration:

  • "how impacts vary over time and world region, for given GHG emissions pathways;
  • how these impacts can be valued considering their temporal and regional distribution;
  • how these valued impacts can be suitably expressed to reflect the likelihood and distribution of each impact, given the uncertainties in predicting and valuing specific impacts for any given time period and region.

The principal aim of this study was to present a clear and easy to understand representation of the impact of different greenhouse gas emissions pathways. The authors attempted to do so, but were unable to prepare a picture on a consistent global basis from the rich diversity of pieces of evidence available." ("Aggregating, presenting and," 2011)


Specific methods mentioned

  • Global Climate Impacts Modeling
  • Cost Effectiveness Assessment
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Impact Assessment
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
  • Baseline
  • Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Analysis
  • Simple Climate Model (MAGICC)
  • Complex Climate Model (HadCM3)
  • Capabilities-based Framework
  • Payoff and Regret Tables
  • Utility Function
  • Social Welfare Function
  • Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index
  • GLOBIO3 Model
  • Integrated Assessment Models
  • DICE
  • PAGE
  • ‘Smooth’ Ambiguity Model
  • Decision Analysis
  • Weighting
  • IMAGE Model
  • EUROMOVE model
  • Dynamic General Vegetation Models


Vivid Economics, (2011). Aggregating, presenting and valuing climate change impacts. Retrieved from website: and

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