Assessing Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon
This new project will review the latest research on modeling the economic aspects of climate change to further inform future revision to the SCC estimates used in regulatory impact analyses. The study was requested by the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Carbon, co-chaired by the Council of Economic Advisors and the Office of Management and Budget.
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Scoping a Workshop on Integrating
Socio-Economic Factors with
Abrupt Change and Extreme Events in Climate Models
This public symposium was part of the semi-annual BECS meeting.
Risk and Risk Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development: Summary of Two Workshops
This report summarizes two workshops convened in May and August 2013 by the Board on Environmental Change and Society to consider and assess claims about the levels and types of risk posed by shale gas development and about the adequacy of existing governance procedures.
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|Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People? |
This report summarizes a workshop convened in October 2013 that explored how to increase the world’s population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing their well-being and standard of living. The report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, and differential consumption, land use change, and by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science.