The Erb Colloquium Series - Massimo Tavioni "Modeling the Climate Challenge"

Thursday, February 02, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
School of Natural Resources and Environment, Dana Building Room 3556, 440 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041

The Erb Colloquium Series is an informal brown bag gathering to discuss the latest research in sustainable enterprise from both within and outside the University.

Professor Massimo Tavoni, Department of Management, Politecnico di Milano, will talk about "Modeling the Climate Change Challenge". 

Abstract: Understanding climate change requires a major integration of different disciplines, from social sciences to environmental science to technology. This talk will describe how integrated assessment tools can help model climate change and inform the policy debate. We will discuss the major challenges and opportunities of transitioning towards a low carbon society, highlighting the repercussions on the economic and energy systems, the role of international climate cooperation, and the inequalities and uncertainties characterizing the climate impacts. The results of numerical and empirical models will be used to discuss the role of climate and energy policies in managing the climate challenge.