• Taikan Oki, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives

Potentially large economic impacts of climate change can be avoided by human actions


A study estimates global-scale, multi-sectoral economic impacts of climate change, and suggests that a plausible range of decisions and actions by humans can determine the scale of the economic impacts, even if the uncertainty in the climate response to increased greenhouse gas concentration is considered. These actions include reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and improvement of socioeconomic conditions. This study highlights the importance of societal changes and the current generation’s responsibility for the future.

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Research title:

Dependence of economic impacts of climate change on anthropogenically directed pathways


Nature Climate Changevolume 9, pages737–741 (2019)


Taikan Oki
Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives