United Nations University Headquarters, Tokyo, January 28, 2013
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To bring together the integrated assessment scenario community and their work on the Shared Socio-economic Pathways (the next generation scenarios for analyzing climate change, adaptation and mitigation) and the Earth System Governance community, to further explore possibilities for improved scenario analysis and joint research.
More on the SSPs
The SSP process is basically an effort by the “scientific community” to develop the next generation of global socio-economic scenarios, to be used in both emission mitigation analyses and for impacts, adaptation and vulnerability studies. As such, they can be seen as a successor for the IPCC-SRES scenario’s, but more focused on supporting response strategies to climate change besides providing reference emissions pathways.
09.00 Welcome with coffee / tea
09.30 Start of meeting
10.00 Part 1: Introduction to Shared Socio-economic Pathways
13.00 Part 2: Bringing in global governance perspectives
14.30 Part 3: Applying the SSPs in the context of Sustainable Development Goals
16.00 Part 4: Reflection and next steps
17.30 Openings reception Earth System Governance conference
Basic reading before the meeting
This workshop is by invitation only, but we encourage those who would be interested to partipate to contact Arthur Petersen (arthur.petersen [at] vu.nl).