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Agenda and Presentations

Snowmass Workshop

July 23-August 3, 2012

*Please note that some participants only gave verbal presentations, without powerpoint.

Monday, July 23

Welcome & Introduction 

Overview of Spatial Land Use in Integrated Assessment Models



Agent Based Modeling of Lane Use Change

Generalizing Agent Based Models of Land Use Change  

Deforestation Econometric Approaches  

Incorporating land markets in agent-based models  

Modeling land and water use in agriculture at the river basin level  

Land use/land cover typologies & nested modeling approaches for use in IA modeling  

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Tuesday, July 24

Biophysical effects of land use change on climate  

Land use, carbon and water in the integrated Earth System Model (iESM)  

Land use, biogeochemistry, and climate  

Data availability and constraints for modeling land & water use  

Land Data Differences panel  

Land Use & Biophysical Carbon Cycling panel  

Final discussion on spatial land use in IAM's  

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Wednesday, July 25

Overview on Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSP's)

IAM Overview

Scenarios from ReMIND-MagPIE group

GCAM scenarios based on SSP Elements

Scenarios from AIM Group

Scenario work from IMAGE

Measuring the challenges to mitigation & adaptation

Priority needs for IAV Researchers & Decision Makers

Income Distribution in Large Scale Models

Projecting Income Distribution

Improved Method for Projecting Spatial Population

Thursday, July 26

Radiative Forcing Overview  

Introduction to IAM's  

IAM forcing modeling overview  

  • Steven Rose, EPRI|

What do we know about Emissions?  

Key uncertainties in future non-Kyoto emissions (inventories, observations, processes)  

Key uncertainties in historic non-Kyoto emissions  

Air pollution policy formation  

Friday, July 27

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Monday, July 30

Tuesday, July 31

TEeaM Overview

WITCH Model:

  • Valentina Bosetti, FEEM

Markal Model:

  • Chip Friley, Brookhaven National Laboratory

GCAM Model:

  • Haewon McJeon, PNNL and Leon Clarke, PNNL

Overview of Comparison Exercise

  • Max Henrion, Lumina Decision Systems


  • John Weyant, Stanford University

Wednesday, August 1

Discussant:  Robert Lempert, Rand Corporation

Opening Comments on Institutions in Mosaic World

  • John Weyant, Stanford University

Introduction: Scene set and Overview Past Sessions

  • Brian Flannery, Retired

New Institutionalism:

Opening Comments on Investment in major facilities and infrastructure

  • Brian Flannery, Retired

Power Sector Investments and Linkages: OECD

  • John Parsons, MIT

Power Sector Investments and Linkages:

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Thursday, August 2

Opening Remarks

John Weyant, Stanford University


Friday, August 3

Opening Remarks

  • John Weyant, Stanford University

  • Scene Set  |Brian Flannery, Retired (4.4KB +PDF+)|

  • Trade and climate change: existing issues and tensions  |Niven Winchester, MIT (866.5KB +PDF+)|

  • Stabilizing GHC concentrations: implications for trade and competitiveness  |Brian Fisher, BAEconomics (89.9KB +PDF+)|

  • Implications for IPCC Assessment and Scenarios

  • ​Kristie Ebi, Stanford University

  • Industry Perspective

  • Haroon Kheshgi, ExxonMobil

  • Rules or Markets and how to represent them

  • John Weyant, Stanford University

Future Directions: Modeling real world, non-optimal policies

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