Population Projections for Equitable Climate Action
Climate change threatens the well-being of human communities around the globe. Some communities are disproportionately affected given their demographic makeup. The Community Demographic Model (CDM) provides computer simulations of population dynamics and change and is widely adopted to investigate the relationships between population, economic, climate, and environmental changes. Integrated with Earth system climate models, CDM projections illuminate different communities’ resilience, vulnerability, and capacity to adapt—providing insight for climate research and actions to enhance equity and well-being.
Four models are available and elucidate past, current, and future trends in household formation, urbanization, and multiregional population interaction at global, national, local, and grid-cell levels.
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