Author(s): Ackerman, F., Stanton, E.A., and Bueno, R.
In: UN/DESA Working Paper No. 96
Link to SEI author(s):
This paper describes a new model, Climate and Regional Economics of Development (CRED), which is designed to analyze the economics of climate and development choices.
CRED: A New Model of Climate and Development (UN/DESA)
The model's principal innovations are the treatment of global equity, calculation of the optimum interregional flows of resources, and use of McKinsey marginal abatement cost curves to project the cost of mitigation.
CRED shows more equitable scenarios have better climate outcomes; the challenge of climate policy is to persuade high-income countries to accept the need for both international equity and climate protection.
An updated version of this paper is available as SEI-U.S. Working Paper WP-US 1003.
Download the paper from the UN/DESA website