The purpose, the objectives and the information about the Memorandum of Agreement signed by CMCC and Yale University on March 7, 2011.
Purposes and Objectives:

CMCC and Yale desire to pursue collaborative efforts in the fields of climate change and economic research in order to develop measurement and modeling tools which will support improved understandin and prediction of the impacts of climate change and adaptation.

They wish to use the tools described above to assess the possible impacts of climate change policy on ecosystems and human society.

Finally, CMCC and Yale wish to enter into this Memorandum of Understanding providing for the basic terms governing the collaboration, with provision for supplemental agreements to be entered into for specific projects or exchanges, as the collaboration develops.

Research Areas of Mutual Interest:

CMCC and Yale agree to work together and to involve students, postdoctoral fellows in the research areas of mutual interest described below

Climate change research

  • Global climate modeling
  • Regional climate modeling
  • Investigation and assessment of climate change impacts

Economic assessment of climate policy

  • Economic evaluation of climate change impacts
  • Optimal adaptation strategies to climate change
  • Modeling of impacts and adaptation in Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs)
  • Analysis of regional and global economic impacts of climate change with adaptation
  • Cost-benefit analysis of climate policy

Points of contact:

  • Carlo Carraro (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici)
  • Robert Mendelsohn (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies)

Signature: March 7, 2011
3 years   
March 7, 2014