Climate change: Optimization of response strategies

Marco Janssen, Jan Rotmans, Koos Vrieze

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The development of climate change response strategies is expected to remain an important issue in the next few decades. The use of optimization techniques might serve as a helpful guide in this process. Although, in recent years, a number of studies have focused on optimization techniques, the optimization models do not fully employ the dynamics of climatic and economic systems. In this paper a heuristic is introduced that combines an integrated simulation model and an optimization technique (local search). This approach may be considered as a first step towards a more comprehensive and systematic analysis of climate change response strategies in a dynamic setting described by a simulation model. Results of a number of experiments in which the heuristic is applied to the integrated global assessment model TARGETS are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Transactions in Operational Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • climate change
  • optimization
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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