Integrated assessment modelling (IAM) is a type of scientific modelling often used by the environmental sciences and environmental policy analysis. The modelling is integrated because environmental problems do not respect the borders between academic disciplines. Integrated assessment models therefore integrate knowledge from two or more domains into a single framework. Integrated modelling is referred to as assessment because the activity aims to generate useful information for policy making, rather than to advance knowledge for knowledge’s sake. – Wikipedia
- What is an IAM?
- How do IAMs work?
- Why do we use IAMs?
- What are the different complex IAMs?
- Where do different IAMs agree (and disagree)?
- How do future energy pathways from IAMs differ?
- How much “negative emissions” do IAMs rely on?
- What limitations do IAMs have?
— Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief) October 2, 2018
Integrated assessment modelling