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

Proposed at the workshop on The Nature and Use of New Socioeconomic Pathways for Climate Change Research in 2011, the committee’s goals are to:

  • Complete Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) including narratives and quantification from models and other sources; and
  • Facilitate establishment of a research program and limited coordinating infrastructure for long term IAV-IAM development and application of integrated scenarios beyond the IPCC AR5.

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

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