BRACE | Benefits of Reducing Anthropogenic Climate change

BRACE | Benefits of Reducing Anthropogenic Climate changE

The project on the Benefits of Reduced Anthropogenic Climate changE (BRACE) focuses on differences in impacts resulting from climate change driven by a higher emissions and radiative forcing scenario (the RCP-8.5 scenario) versus a lower scenario (the RCP-4.5 scenario). The benefits of the latter scenario would be the impacts avoided, as well as a potential reduction in the costs of adaptation. Understanding and quantifying avoided impacts is critical in order to weigh these potential benefits against the mitigation and/or geoengineering costs that would be incurred to reduce climate change from the higher to the lower climate change pathway.