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Thematic Guide to Integrated Assessment Modeling



The CFUND Model

The CFUND Model (Climate Framework for Uncertainty, Negotiation, and Distribution) (Tol 1995) is a probabilistic nine-region world model that combines simple, mostly user-specified emissions scenarios with moderately detailed specification of climate-change damages, including (in addition to agriculture and coastal effects) health, migration, and hurricanes. CFUND can be used to calculate dynamically optimal emission-control policies and permits the exploration of policies based on inter-regional financial transfers and damage compensation (Tol et al. 1995).

For further information on the CFUND model, including model availability, contact the following:

Institute for Environmental Studies
ATTN: Richard S. J. Tol
Free University
de Boelelaan 1115
1081 HV Amsterdam


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Parson, E.A. and K. Fisher-Vanden, Searching for Integrated Assessment: A Preliminary Investigation of Methods, Models, and Projects in the Integrated Assessment of Global Climatic Change. Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). University Center, Mich. 1995.


Suggested Citation

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). 1995. Thematic Guide to Integrated Assessment Modeling of Climate Change [online]. Palisades, NY: CIESIN. Available at [accessed DATE].



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