Integrated Global System Modeling Framework
The MIT IGSM is designed to evaluate the effects of climate change and related mitigation efforts, for example, the effectiveness and cost of specific climate change mitigation policies, the advantages and risks of waiting for better scientific understanding of climate change, and the regions and economic sectors most likely to be affected.
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Projected costs of mitigation measures, changes in agricultural yield, net primary production, and ocean pH levels, economic welfare impacts of pollutant-related health effects, and many others
How to Use This Tool
Level of Expertise
Data on climate, land-use, vegetation, demographics, gross domestic product, and other macro economic data
Examples of how Integrated Global System Modeling Framework has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:
The MIT lists a number of IGSM publications here: http://globalchange.mit.edu/research/publications