ICONICS

Webinar Series

The International Committee on New Integrated Climate Change Assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) is starting a series of webinars to discuss recent work on the Climate Change Scenarios Framework.

  • Next webinar announced soon
  • Recordings of past webinars can be viewed on the Webinar page (under Events)

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Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures:
https://www.scenariosforum.org/

20-22 June, 2022

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

A myriad of activities is extending and applying the framework for integrated climate change scenarios. Researchers are using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), and other scenario approaches to characterize future societal and environmental conditions to investigate global change issues. This includes many aspects of climate change mitigation and impacts, such as population, economy, energy, agriculture, land use, fisheries, but also biodiversity, water and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Scenarios Forum 2022 aims to bring together a diverse set of communities who are using or developing scenarios for use in climate change and sustainability analysis to:

  • exchange experiences, ideas, and lessons learned;
  • identify opportunities for synergies and collaboration; and
  • identify knowledge gaps for future research.

The Scenarios Forum is open to anyone using, developing, or interested in scenarios to carry out research or policy analysis related to climate change and sustainability. Proposals for sessions are now being accepted (https://scenariosforum.org/call-sessions/), through November 15, 2021. A call for presentation abstracts and meeting registration will follow later.

The Forum is presented by the International Committee on New Integrated Climate Change Assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) and the hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

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ICONICS aims to organize the process of developing new socioeconomic scenarios to facilitate interdisciplinary research and assessment on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Mission

The International Committee On New Integrated Climate change assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) develops, facilitates, and promotes the use of socioeconomic development pathways to support interdisciplinary research and assessment of climate change-related risks, and to support exploration of the effectiveness of adaptation and mitigation policies and actions across spatial and temporal scales to reduce those risks within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

ICONICS facilitates this mission through:

  • Vertical integration: developing and applying integrative, cross-scale, and cross-sectoral scenarios;
  • Horizontal integration: fostering interaction across scientific disciplines engaged in climate change research to develop, apply, and evaluate integrated scenarios bridging climate change, projected risks, adaptation, and mitigation; and
  • Broadening the scope: promoting adaptation and mitigation research to support achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more background information on the process of developing new socioeconomic scenarios.

Working Groups

The work of the committee is organized into two working groups.

Publications and resources

Browse the full list of publications related to the new scenario process, explore the SSP scenario database, or learn more about two special issues.

Mailing List

Join the ICONICS Mailing List to stay informed about the activities of the ICONICS committee, receive news on the development of the new socioeconomic scenarios for climate change research, or post your own questions to the scenarios community.