Climate change is already impacting our everyday lives, and these changes are likely to accelerate over the next few decades, with implications for the health and welfare of communities around the world and the performance of sectors across the economy. A crucial suite of questions surrounding the ongoing and future impacts of climate change remains largely unanswered. In particular, we lack rigorous, local-level impact analyses that can enable effective and equitable decision-making. This is especially important because the nature and magnitude of climate change impacts varies widely across the world’s diverse communities and stakeholder groups.
To investigate these lingering questions, emLab researchers collaborate with members of the Climate Impact Lab, a team of economists, climate scientists, data engineers, and risk analysts developing an evidence-based, data-driven approach to quantifying the impacts of climate change. This body of work aims to enable decision-makers in the public and private sectors to understand and mitigate the risks climate change presents through smarter investments and public policy.