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Achievements and needs for the climate change scenario framework

Long-term global scenarios have underpinned research and assessment of global environmental change for four decades. Over the past ten years, the climate change research community has developed a scenario framework combining alternative futures of climate and society to facilitate integrated research and consistent assessment to inform policy. The article assesses how well this framework is working and what challenges it faces.

Journal Article

Published on 2 February 2021

Author(s): Brian C. O'Neill, Timothy R. Carter, Kristie Ebi, Paula A. Harrison, Eric Kemp-Benedict, Kasper Kok, Elmar Kriegler, Benjamin L. Preston, Keywan Riahi, Jana Sillman, Bas J. van Ruijven, Detlef van Vuuren, David Carlisle , Cecilia Conde, Jan Fuglestvedt, Carole Green, Tomoko Hasegawa, Julia Leininger, Seth Monteith, Ramon Pichs-Madruga

Published in Nature Climate Change. 

Topics: Risk