Spring Workshop 2017 - presentations and reflections
Scenarios – a unifying concept for climate change, impact and policy science
Scenarios of human and biophysical change form an almost ubiquitous backdrop to global change studies and assessments, linking climate change to its anthropogenic drivers and impacts, and providing a context for reasoning about adaptation and mitigation measures. While scenarios have evident value in bridging across disciplines, in tackling complexity, and in communication between researchers, policymakers and the general public, the scenario approach also raises scientific and methodological questions worthy of discussion.
The workshop illuminates scenarios and their application in climate and impact modelling, empirical process studies, social science analysis and global change assessment, thus linking key perspectives, themes and expertise within BECC and MERGE. Aims are to encourage new interactions between BECC and MERGE researchers, and to promote the ongoing development of our twin research environments through academic exchange around a major unifying theme.
Here are links to some of the presentations from trom the day (in cronological order):
- Global socio-economic storylines and the IPCC-catalysed scenario process RCPs, SSPs, SPAs, who, how, what and why – Detlef van Vuuren, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
24 April 2017