CIM-EARTH: Community Integrated Model of Economic and Resource Trajectories for Humankind

TitleCIM-EARTH: Community Integrated Model of Economic and Resource Trajectories for Humankind
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsElliott, J, Foster, IT, Judd, K, Moyer, E, Munson, TS
Date PublishedJanuary 2010
Typetechnical memo
Other NumbersANL/MCS-TM-207
Abstract

Climate change is a global problem with local climatic and economic impacts. Mitigation policies can be applied on large geographic scales, such as a carbon cap-and-trade program for the entire U.S., on medium geographic scales, such as the NOx program for the northeastern U.S., or on smaller scales, such as statewide renewable portfolio standards and local gasoline taxes. To enable study of the environmental benets, transition costs, capitalization eects, and other consequences of mitigation policies, we aredeveloping dynamic general equilibrium models capable of incorporating important climate impacts. This report describes the economic framework we have developed and the current Community Integrated Model of Economic and Resource Trajectories for Humankind (CIM-EARTH) instance.