Yu. Svirezhev, V. Brovkin, W. von Bloh, H.J. Schellnhuber, and G. Petschel-Held
Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 4(1), 23-33 (1999)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),
Telegrafenberg, P.O. Box 60 12 03,
14412 Potsdam, Germany.
A simple model has been designed to describe the interaction of climate and biosphere. Carbon dioxide, understood as a major emitted gas, leads to a change of global climate. Economic interpretation of the model is based on the maximisation of the global CO2 cumulative emissions. The two most important profiles of emission have been obtained: optimal and multi-exponential suboptimal profiles, each displaying different characteristics.
Keywords: climate policy, optimisation, carbon dioxide emission, global modeling