ICONICS

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.