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.

  • Recent webinar: Thursday, 8 February
    • As part of the IAMC and ICONICS webinar series, we will launch the new SSP 3.0 Socioeconomic Projections! The SSP 3.0 data (Release January 2024) of projections for GDP and Population for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways are ready for release and were presented and explained during a webinar on Thursday 8 February 2024, hosted jointly by ICONICS and the IAMC. All data is available for download at the SSP explorer: https://data.ece.iiasa.ac.at/ssp. During the webinar, the methodology, features and limitations of the new data were explained. Moderators were Keywan Riahi (IIASA) and Detlef van Vuuren (PBL) and speakers were Samir KC (IIASA) on population projections and Rob Delink (OECD) and Jesus Crespo Cuaresma on GDP projections.
    • Webinar Recording here


  • Upcoming webinar: Thursday, 29 February, 1500 CET
    • As part of the ICONICS webinar series, we will launch the new SSP Extensions Explorer! Researchers at IIASA have been working on a new tool that gathers more than a dozen quantitative extensions to the SSP framework, which have emerged in the literature since the publication of the original set of drivers. This collection now spans a broad range of socio-economic indicators, from extreme poverty to gender equality. The new tool aims to create a user- and model-friendly interface that is meant to be a one-stop shop for accessing the SSP extensions and a platform that facilitates a conversation on the next generation of scenarios. We hope to use this opportunity to collect first feedback from the community, learn about the datasets we might have missed and discuss further development.Agenda
    • Presentation and live tutorial of the SSP Extensions Explorer (Marina Andrijevic and Deepak Shah) – 30 minutes
    • Feedback and discussion (moderated by Bas van Ruijven)  – 30 minutes
    • Registration:


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


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


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.