Applications Open for the IMPRESSIONS-hosted Session at the Scenarios Forum 2019

The Scenarios Forum 2019 will be taking place from 11 to 13 March 2019, at the University of Denver, Denver, CO and has now opened its call for abstracts for one of 40 compelling session topics revolving around the common theme of "Forum for Scenarios and Climate Change".

A rapidly expanding set of activities is extending and applying the new framework on integrated climate change scenarios. Researchers are using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), and other approaches to characterizing future societal and environmental conditions to investigate global change issues, including the Sustainable Development Goals. The Scenarios Forum aims to bring together a diverse set of communities working with the new framework to share their experiences, progress, and plans. 

Within the forum IMPRESSIONS is holding a session to present methods and findings from its case studies that have downscaled and integrated high-end climate (based on the Representative Concentration Pathways, RCPs) and socio-economic scenarios (based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, SSPs) across multiple scales.

The session named "DOWNSCALING AND ENRICHING THE RCP-SSP SCENARIO FRAMEWORK AS A BASIS FOR CO-CREATING INTEGRATED AND TRANSFORMATIVE SOLUTIONS TO HIGH-END CLIMATE CHANGE" will be chaired by IMPRESSIONS co-ordinator Prof Paula Harrison, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK and Prof Timothy Carter, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland.

With two confirmed speakers from IMPRESSIONS, the session is now open to further abstract submissions from other projects or case studies that have downscaled and enriched the RCP-SSP scenario framework (both climate and socio-economic information) within the context of multi-scale and multi-sector impact and adaptation assessment for high-end climate change.

Hurry up and apply for session 26:

DEADLINE: 28 Septmber 2018

IMPRESSIONS Invited Speakers: 

Invited speaker 1: Kasper Kok, Wageningen University, The Netherlands & Mark Rounsevell, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany – Developing multi-scale RCP-SSP scenarios for modelling impacts and vulnerabilities to high-end climate change in Europe and Central Asia

Invited speaker 2: Laszlo Pinter, Central European University, Hungary/International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada & Tiago Capela Lourenço, University of Lisbon, Portugal – Co-creation of adaptation, mitigation and transformation pathways in the context of multi-scale RCP-SSP scenarios



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