Projections of economic costs from climate change and socio-economic developments for four major categories for two different socio economic scenarios and three different future periods.
Left: damage costs for the A1B scenario for energy for cooling, heat-related mortality (weighted average of Value of a Statistical Life (VSL) and Value of a Life Year Lost (VOLY)), river floods and coastal zones. Time horizon: 2010–2040, 2040–2070 and 2070–2100.
Right: A1B and E1 scenarios, 2070–2100.
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